About Professor Dowers
Industry Wide Consultant, Lecturer, Funeral Provider
Michaelene Dowers brings her considerable talents, education and certifications to Quietus Bee’s continuing education courses in funeral service and in her specialized consulting. For death care professionals in need of guidance in culturally or socially sensitive situations, Michaelene offers appropriate, impactful variations on decedent care.
With nearly a decade of experience as a funeral director in Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Indiana, Oregon and Idaho, Michaelene is experienced at navigating the many variations in funeral service law and protocol found throughout the United States. She currently holds certifications and/or licenses as a funeral director and embalmer in these same states.
Other qualifications include an associate’s degree in mortuary science from Cypress College, a B.A. in religious studies from Grand Canyon University, an M.A. in emergency/crisis management from American Military University, and an M.A. in thanatology (study of death and dying, grief, loss and bereavement) from Marian University. Michaelene currently serves as an adjunct professor in the funeral service degree programs at Mid-America College of Funeral Service and at Arapahoe Community College in Denver, as well being a visiting lecturer in funeral service at other colleges nationwide.
Michaelene seeks to provide death care professionals with the tools needed for bringing dignity and healing to those grieving and in distress during these socially challenging times.