Kate Noble, Professor

Kate Noble

Kate Noble, Ph.D.

Dr. Noble received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1984 from the University of Washington Seattle. Prior to coming to Bothell, she served for many years as the psychologist and then Director of the Robinson Center for Young Scholars at UWS and as a professor in the Department of Women Studies. She is also a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience focusing on the development of resilience and psychological well-being. She is a founding member of the international Society for Consciousness Studies and a board member of the Transformational Technology Lab at Sofia University.

She came to Bothell in 2010 to create and direct the Minor in Consciousness, the first of its kind at a public university anywhere in the world.


Her research interests reflect the diversity of her academic career. She has authored numerous books and research articles about the psychology of giftedness, the development of giftedness and resilience in women and girls, and the social and emotional effects of early university entrance, and she has lectured widely on these subjects both nationally and internationally. Her current research returns her to her long-standing interest in the transformative effects for students of studying consciousness from a transdisciplinary and integral perspective. She is also investigating whether approaching consciousness from the perspective of scientific revolutions and paradigm shifts can be an effective strategy for integrating this emerging field of scholarship within traditional science environments. 


University of Washington
Seattle, WA

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology