Dr. Jody Levison-Johnson (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has recently solidified the merger of the Council on Accreditation, an international nonprofit accrediting body for human and social service organizations and public sector systems, with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national nonprofit strategic social sector action network. Dr. Levison-Johnson, a licensed clinical social worker with nearly three decades of experience in the field of human services, will lead this newly established and not-yet-named organization that results from the merger. Specializing in leadership of broad-scale behavioral health/human service reform within government and non-profit environments, strategic planning, policy analysis
Dr. Lisa Kreeger (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has been appointed as Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. She is very excited by this opportunity and hopes to get the word ‘Interim’ dropped at some point in the future.
Dr. Shana Hormann (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) was recently interviewed for Antioch University’s Writers’ Exchange Writers on Writing series. She has been an organizational consultant and professor for over 30 years. Shana currently serves with Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change as Teaching Faculty and Senior Academic Program Developer. Her interview entitled “Healthy Practices in Collaborative Writing” can be found here.
Dr. Luane Davis Haggerty (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) won the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Four President’s Award for 2021. The purpose of this award is to recognize a current member of the faculty or staff who, through their public service have been not only outstanding professionals but also caring members of the community. In addition, she directed the production, Spoon River Anthology for RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Caley O’Dwyer, MA, MFT, MFA, Undergraduate Studies and MA in Clinical Psychology faculty had three poems and a drawing published in the first issue of the Sentience Literary Journal: “Night Polo,” “Certainly Valsartan,” and “Death Ruins It.” “Sentience Literary Journal is edited by a team of exceptionally talented writers who all graduated from AULA’s Undergraduate Studies Program,” said O’Dwyer. “I’m very proud to have had work included in their first issue! As I am heavily involved in both visual art and creative writing, it was fun to pair the two for my poem “Death Ruins It.” O’Dwyer’s poems have appeared
Dr. Adonia Lugo, Chair of the MA in Urban Sustainability, spoke on “The Human Infrastructure of Sustainable Transportation Systems: Human-Powered Mobility and Just Transition” as part of the UCLA Perloff Lecture Series on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Presented by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, the Perloff Lecture Series brings in national experts to talk on a range of topics around transportation, race, and equity.