C.L. Francisco Curriculum Vitae

Carol Lee Francisco, Ph.D.

Email Address:  yeshuascat@gmail.com

Websites: http://clfrancisco.com/,  http://mountaingothic.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/YeshuasCat/, https://www.facebook.com/MirandaLamden/

Twitter:  @yeshuascat, @blair_yeatts


Ph.D.  World Religions,  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,  Louisville, KY, 1993. Dissertation: Native American shields: Old symbols for a new spiritual quest in the contemporary women’s movement

M.Div. World Religions, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,  Louisville, KY, 1984

M.A.  Expressive Therapies, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY,1975

B.A. Studio Art, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, 1970


Professional Accreditation

Registered Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association, 1976

Clinical Pastoral Education (2 Units),  Norton-Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY, 1975,  Supervisor, Dr. Wayne E. Oates


Professional Employment

Author, Self-Employed, 2010-2017

Director of Humanities Research and Education, Tapestry (private non-profit), 1998-2009

Adjunct Professor of Religion, Spalding University, Louisville, KY, 1996-1998

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY, 1994-1996

Garrett Fellow, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1985-1991

Adjunct Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 1978-1979

Art Therapist, Louisville General Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry, Louisville, KY, 1976-1980



Related Experience

Exhibit Curator, Online exhibit The Voice of the Horse, Summer 2007

Creator and Director, The Studio: Art and Integrated Knowing , Harrison, NE, 2005-2007

Workshop Leader, Mythic living and the Land, Harrison, NE, Spring 2006

Exhibit Curator, Stories from the circle: Science and Native Wisdom, Dine College, Tsaile, AZ, Summer 2002

Exhibit Curator, The Odyssey: Art and mental health, Louisville, KY, 1979

Coordinator,  Women’s spirituality worship series,  Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, KY, 1996-1998

Workshop Leader, Christian women and alternate spirituality series. national, 1992-1998




This Madness of the Heart, 2nd ed. (Miranda Lamden Mysteries), CreateSpace/Kindle, 2017

Cat Born to the Purple: A Sequel to Yeshua’s Cat, CreateSpace/Kindle, 2016

The Cats of Rekem: A Sequel to Yeshua’s Cat, CreateSpace/Kindle, 2015

A Cat Out of Egypt: The Prequel to Yeshua’s Cat, CreateSpace/Kindle, 2014

The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat. CreateSpace/Kindle, 2013



The Artful Doubter: Redrawing Western Worldview. Online blog, July-December, 2009

“Musings on Culture and Change,” The Loom, Summer Solstice, 2009

“Seasons of the Fertile Earth,” The Loom, Autumn Equinox 2008

“Seeking Winter’s Heart,” The Loom, Winter Solstice 2007,

“Native American Shields: Old Symbols for a New Spiritual Quest.” Oates Journal, Vol 3, 2000

“Touch Me Not”: Women, Abuse, and the Risen Christ, Oates Journal, Vol 2, 1999

“The HTP as a measure of change in dialyzed schizophrenic patients,” Journal of Clinical Psychology 39(3): 448-452, May 1983.

“Art therapy and the hospital chaplaincy: a new partnership,” Journal of Pastoral Care 33(2):120-125, June, 1979

“Art Therapy with a Dialyzed Schizophrenic,” in Creativity and the Art Therapist’s Identity, ed. Shoemaker and Gonick-Barris, 1976.