Candace A. Croft, Ph.D. is the President of TABANKHU, LLC and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kaplan University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Croft was Campus Dean at Kaplan, Dean for Health and Human Services at a technical college, and an associate professor/chair of psychology at a liberal arts college where she taught classes in lifespan development, transpersonal psychology, integrative health, and interpersonal skills. Dr. Croft also has taught at DePaul University, managed a wellness center, served as a research director for two national health organizations, and practiced psychotherapy. She publishes a monthly column, Living With Heart, on her website, www.HeartLightShining.com.
She received her doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in Health and Human Development, her Masters from the University of Arizona, her Bachelors from Saint Olaf College, and has achieved certification as a family life educator. She also is an aromatherapist, Reiki Master/teacher and an advanced practitioner of EFT. She has been involved with spiritual healing and energy work for over two decades.
Dr. Croft holds memberships in several professional associations, including the National Council of Family Relations and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She serves as a media contact for life adjustment and whole-person, spiritual development.
As an Executive Producer and Creative Consultant, she won film awards at the Houston International Film Featival and the New York Film Festival and has judged films at the Chicago International Film Festival. She was elected a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Nu honor societies. Other honors include listings in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, The World Who's Who of Women, 2,000 Notable American Women, Who's Who of Rising Young Americans in American Society and Business and Who's Who Worldwide. She has also received awards for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Croft has authored several articles in such professional journals and popular magazines as Spirituality and Health, Sedona Journal of Emergence, Journal of Adolescent Health, Family Relations, Pediatrics,Health Values, Journal of Genetic Psychology and Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing and has served as a reviewer for the journal Pediatrics.
Presentations and workshops have been given before various groups, including the National Council on Family Relations, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, the American Psychological Society, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, as well as numerous college, church, community and alumni groups. Selected as a distinguished faculty lecturer, her presentation, The Shaman Within, highlighted the alchemical power of personal health.