Elaine Gale Named Interim Chair of AUSB’s Bachelor of Arts Program

As Dr. Dawn Murray, Chair of the Bachelor of Arts program, teaches at the Royal Thimphu College in the Kingdom of Bhutan for a year, Dr. Elaine Gale will step in as Interim Chair.

Elaine is a California-based writer, performer, storyteller, educator, speaker, comic, and journalist who co-founded the nonfiction literary series TrueStory and loves artists, writers, community, humor, play, possibility, healing, spirituality, exploring, and learning. She is a tenured professor at CSU Sacramento, was a former Los Angeles Times reporter, has a doctorate in communication from University of Denver, earned her MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and has been published in literary journals and in national magazines and newspapers.

“Dr. Elaine Gale has graciously agreed to step in as Interim Chair while Dr. Dawn Murray is on leave in Bhutan. Elaine has been on the adjunct faculty at AUSB and has had an extensive career working at Antioch University as the freelance Director of the Writing Center for the PhD Program in Leadership and Change Program,” said Dr. Barbara Lipinski, the Academic Dean at AUSB. “Her mission is to help people develop their speaking and writing voices. Her passion in social justice, community building, empowering others, and creative self-expression are complementary to our academic community and directly aligned with our mission.”

Elaine will debut the solo show she wrote and performs called One Good Egg, which is directed by Rod Lathim at the Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara the weekend of May 5 – 7, 2017. Tickets will go on sale at the end of September through the Center Stage Box Office and through the link at www.onegoodeggshow.com

Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Bachelor of Arts degree completion program offers unique, innovative concentrations that develop students into well-rounded, well-informed global citizens with the skills to lead meaningful lives – advancing social, economic, and environmental justice. Learn more at antiochsb.edu/BA

Posted September 6, 2016

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