Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis Announced as Presenter Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program in New England is honored to announce Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, as the presenter for the Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series. She will be speaking on Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma: Moving Toward Liberation.

Dr. Bryant-Davis is a Psychology Representative at the UN World Conference Against Racism and a Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Women. She is a co-author of the upcoming Anti-Racism Handbook. She is the 2015 awardee for the California Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist Award for her research addressing trauma and oppression. She received the Early Career Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Service award. She is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, author of the book Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide and co-editor of the books Surviving Sexual Violence: A Handbook of Recovery and Empowerment and Foundations of Resilience: Religion and Spirituality in Diverse Women’s Lives. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bryant-Davis earned her doctorate from Duke University and completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center.

The Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series will take place on Monday, April 19th, 2021, and is open to students, faculty, and alumni from the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program.

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Dr. Shana Hormann

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

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

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

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.  

Mary Sutton

MA in Urban Sustainability alum Mary Sutton published had her article “Using Cooperatives to Empower Formerly Incarcerated People—An L.A. Story” published in the Nonprofit Quarterly. Mary is a social activist, artist, and designer of the Collective Remake, a non-profit she started during her studies in the Urban Sustainability program. Mary works full time to move the project forward while a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change program.  She writes: Throughout the world, cooperatives are engaging people in prison and individuals who have been released from the carceral system to create dignified work that benefits the individual and the

Nia Keith ’09

Nia Keith ’09 (New England, MS) presented “Climate Justice, What Does it Mean and What Can You Do?” on via Zoom in her role as the Statewide Climate Change Education Manager at Mass Audubon in partnership with the Chelmsford Climate Action Team. Keith previously served as the Director of Professional Development at the Museum of Science in Boston and has facilitated workshops and webinars around the world on topics such as STEM education, DEI, and environmental justice.

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