V. Quinton Wacks, PhD
V. Quinton Wacks is Professor and Program Director of Psychology at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. He is trained as a counseling psychologist and teaches from a transpersonal and integral orientation. He also holds a doctorate in adult and continuing education and a graduate certificate in gerontology. His teaching, clinical, and research interests include late life spirituality, integration of psycho-spiritual content into the undergraduate psychology curriculum, life after death, and applied integral theory. He has taught courses in life after death, soul making, and spiritual practice for adult and senior education in various educational venues including the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He just served as guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology on “transpersonal gerontology” and his article, The Elder as Sage, Old Age as Spiritual Path: Towards a Transpersonal Gerontology served as the lead article. At age 21 he had a powerful spiritual awakening experience and has been guided by its teachings and subsequent experiences since.