Note Category: Alumni

 Joël Barraquiel Tan

 Joël Barraquiel Tan (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was been made the executive director of the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, Washington. Check out this article in the Seattle Times to learn what this move from Hawaii to Seattle will mean for Barraquiel Tan and how in his new position he hopes to connect culture & community.

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LeVan D. Hawkins ’11

LeVan D. Hawkins ’11 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for his essay, “Both Sissies,” which was published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2021. “Both Sissies” is selected for reprint in Pushcart Prize XLV11: Best of Small Presses (2023 edition) November 2022.

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Chris Tompkins ’22

Chris Tompkins, student in the Los Angeles Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, LGBT-Affirmative Psychology Specialization with an expected graduation date of June of 2022, had their book, Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground, published by Rowman & Littlefield on May 14, 2021. The purpose of the book is to prevent queerphobia and bullying before they begin. “After I had been out of the closet for almost 15 years—and dedicated my life to LGBTQ advocacy work—my 6-year-old nephew, David, asked me at a family function if the woman next to me was my

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Leatrice Oram ’16 and Martha Miser ’11

Dr. Leatrice Oram ’16 (GSLC, PhD) and Dr. Martha Miser ’11 (GSLC, PhD) co-authored the article “All Ears: The Gift of the Introvert” that appeared in Coaching Perspectives. Read Dr. Oram’s dissertation A Method to My Quietness: A Grounded Theory Study of Living and Leading with Introversion here. Read Dr. Miser’s dissertation The Myth of Endless Accumulation: A Feminist Inquiry Into Globalization, Growth, and Social Change here.  

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Greta Creech

Dr. Greta Creech ’21 (GSLC, PhD) published a new article entitled, “Misaligned Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in the Intelligence Community” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence. Read Dr. Creech’s dissertation Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence Officers here.

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PhD in Leadership and Change Students and Alum to Present at Conference

PhD in Leadership and Change students LauraLynn Jansen, Cindy Mako Robinson, Kader Gumus, and alumna Dr. Shana Hormann will present at the International Association’s Women in Leadership Conference in Portsmouth, United Kingdom June 15-17, 2022. The conference includes three days of programming including keynotes, reflective conversations, workshops, panels, presentations, and more. The conference will provide space and time for participants to reflect and rejuvenate while inspiring each other and developing research and practice as leaders for today and tomorrow. The schedule and presentations include: Wed, June 15, 8:00 to 8:40am: PhD in Leadership and Change student LauraLynn Jansen will present “Integrated Alchemy: Awakening

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Angela M. Franklin ‘20

Angela M. Franklin ‘20 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) conducted Our Soul wRITES: Sexual Trauma Undressed, a two-part healing and writing workshop series, presented through the Anansi Writers Workshop during women’s history month in March 2022. The events were held at The World Stage in Leimert Park, in Los Angeles. “After attending several poetry workshops, I noticed a reoccurring theme of sexual trauma being expressed through poets’ work. As an overcomer of violence, I sensed a calling to conduct an intimate setting where women would be free to express themselves without shame or censorship,” said Franklin. “The participants

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Elizabeth Sampson ’17

Elizabeth Sampson ’17 (Antioch Online, BA in Liberal Studies, with a specialization in Literature) was a member of The Road Theater’s Under Construction Playwriting Group, where she developed her newest play, The Skeleton Flower. The play had two staged readings for the Road, one on Zoom in 2020 and another on the Road Stage in Fall 2021. “It was a great experience to develop the play with such an accomplished group of nine other playwrights,” said Sampson. She also appeared in PEN15, Season 2 Episode 11 “Yuki” and last fall began as a full-time Professor of Performing Arts at Savannah

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Cari Simson ’05

Cari Simson ’05 (Antioch Seattle, MA in Whole Systems Design) is an artist and an environmentalist who thinks in whole systems and has an impressive career working for social and environmental justice. She talks about her exhibit “Our Plastic Planet” which was presented as part of the opening event for the Our Blue Planet exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. View the video here. 

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LaTanya White ’22

Dr. LaTanya White ’22 (GSLC, PhD) (C17) was recommended by a Peer Review Panel of the United States (US) Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning for placement on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for a tenure of four years. Recognized as a Specialist in the areas of Education and Business Administration by the US Department of State, White was also recently featured in Buffalo Inno, an imprint of Buffalo Business Journal, for her keynote talk on racial equity in entrepreneurship. Her keynote and community roundtable with partners in the Buffalo entrepreneurship ecosystem was based

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Jessica Litwak ’15

Dr. Jessica Litwak ’15 (GSLC, PhD) in conjunction with the MHiiTE project, performed My Heart is in the East at the Romemu Center in New York City. The play deals with East and West, Jews and Muslims, Men and Women, offering a vision of peace. At the core of the story is a rich and complex relationship between two actors, the characters they play, and the language they speak. Read Dr. Litwak’s dissertation My Heart is in the East: Exploring Theater as a Vehicle for Change, Inspired by the Poetic Performances of Ancient Andalucía here.

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Betty Johnson ’21

Dr. Betty Johnson ’21 (GSLC, PhD) and PhD in Leadership and Change Professor Dr. Beth Mabry published “Remote Work Video Meetings: Workers’ Emotional Exhaustion and Practices for Greater Well-being” in the German Journal of Human Resource Management (GHRM). Read Dr. Johnson’s dissertation Video Meetings in a Pandemic Era: Emotional Exhaustion, Stressors, and Coping here.

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