Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick (read their book Remembering the Light Within: A Course in Soul-Centered Living)  are the pioneers and innovators in the emerging field of Spiritual Psychology. As USM’s founding faculty and Co-Directors, they designed the University’s extraordinary curriculum, and they continue to serve as senior faculty for USM’s inspired and progressive Spiritual Psychology Programs.

Over 35 years ago, it was Ron and Mary’s vision to develop a graduate program where the hallmarks of the educational process are characterized as experiential, engaging, relevant, meaningful, supportive, inspiring, practical, nurturing, and ultimately, transformational.

The Hulnicks are highly respected and recognized worldwide for their ability to support and guide students in discovering their own unique answers to life’s essential questions: “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?” and “How can I make a more meaningful contribution in the world?” USM graduates around the world share that being with Ron and Mary in the classroom is, without exception, one of the most transformative, loving, and memorable experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime.

The Hulnicks are the Executive Producers of the University’s award-winning documentary Freedom to Choose, which took first place at the 2009 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. Their most recent book, Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, has been described by Caroline Myss as a “stunning masterpiece” of primary importance.

Ron and Mary are both licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Mary is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Prior to founding USM, they were educating Master’s and Doctoral level students at New Mexico State University.