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Ronnie Joy Leah, Ph.D.

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Ronnie Joy Leah earned her Ph.D. (Sociology in Education) in 1986 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has been teaching university courses in Women's Studies and Sociology for the past 30 years. Her areas of expertise include gender and popular culture, women's spirituality, women's activism, Native studies and environmental studies. Ronnie Joy has been a Tutor for Women's and Gender Studies at Athabasca University since 2001; as Subject Matter Expert, she revised and updated WGST 333: "Goddess Mythology, Women's Spirituality and Ecofeminism."

Ronnie Joy is a Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner (CEAP). She completed her Professional Training in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2009 and is a regional coordinator for IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association). She studied with deep ecologist Joanna Macy in 2009, and is a trained facilitator for "The Work that Reconnects." Through the Circle of Learning, Ronnie Joy facilitates workshops and retreats which focus on identity and culture, healing and wholeness. Ronnie Joy has been active in the women's movement for more than 30 years; she expresses her visions for peace, social justice, and environmental awareness through dance, movement and creative self-expression.


Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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