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. Thema Bryant-DavisDr. 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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Ari Banias

Antioch MFA Poetry Faculty Ari Banias’s next book, A Symmetry, will be published by W. W. Norton in October 2021.

Stephanie Molina ‘07

Stephanie Molina ‘07 (Antioch University Santa Barbara, MACP) is the program director for employee assistance at Cottage Hospital. She has recently joined the New House Santa Barbara Board of Directors. Read more here.

Roberto Lovato ’18

Roberto Lovato’s (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) memoir Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas was selected by the Los Angeles Times on a curated list of the Best Books of 2020 and recommended by SF Weekly’s Holiday Gift Guide. Read about Lovato and his work in the Fall 2020 Antioch University Alumni Magazine article A Revolutionary Life in Four Acts.  

Kierstyn Hunter ‘07

Kierstyn Hunter ‘07 (Antioch University Seattle, MA) is named VP for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Berkshire Community College. She most recently served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she previously was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation Liaison Officer. She has held academic leadership roles at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and Cambridge College in Boston. Hunter has extensive experience in humanitarian and advocacy work on gender, which she pursued in Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Canada, and has developed efforts that led to system-wide changes

Tim Cummings ‘18

Tim Cummings’ ‘18 (Los Angeles, MFA) short story, Luke De Foncé Du Nuage, was published in Scare Street’s horror anthology Night Terrors.

Kim Steutermann Rogers ‘07

Kim Steutermann Rogers ‘07 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) published the article The world’s oldest known wild bird just turned 70—why she’s so special, in National Geographic; an essay My Old Friend, Wonder in Wild Roof Journal; and flash fiction, We Hadn’t Had the Best of Relationships, in Bending Genres.

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