Note Category: Faculty

Victoria Chang

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing Program Chair and faculty Victoria Chang was interviewed by Daniel Handler on NPR’s City Arts & Lecture Series. Chang’s latest poetry book OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) was named a New York Times Notable Book & received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Daniel Handler is the author of The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, All The Dirty Parts. As Lemony Snicket, he has written the

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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.

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Brad Kessler

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing Fiction Faculty Brad Kessler’s novel, North, will be published October 5th by Abrams Books.

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Carol Potter

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Poetry Faculty Carol Potter had four poems published: “Tickled Pink” and “When the archeologists” in Unbroken, “The Requisite Bad Hair” in The Laurel Review, and “I know it was not nice of me” in Hotel Amerika.

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Carol Potter

Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Poetry Faculty Carol Potter had four poems published: “Tickled Pink” and “When the archeologists” in Unbroken, “The Requisite Bad Hair” in The Laurel Review, and “I know it was not nice of me” in Hotel Amerika.

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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.

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Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA

Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA, founding chair of the Urban Sustainability Master of Arts program at Antioch University Los Angeles, was a signatory on the Scholars Warning letter on the risks of societal collapse. It was published in The Guardian and Le Monde in December 2020. By the end of the year, it had been signed by over 500 scientists and scholars from over 30 countries, representing dozens of academic disciplines including climatology, environmental science, psychology and sociology. The full-length version of the letter is available here.

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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

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Victoria Chang

Antioch MFA in Creative Writing Program Chair Victoria Chang discussed her book, Obit, with Dr. Deborah Paredez, hosted by The Columbia Review.

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Faculty Publishes Article on Clemente Course

Associate Faculty Johnny Horton’s published a profound article “A Seattle professor on helping veterans find home in the humanities” in Crosscut about the classes he teaches to combat Veterans on classical literature through the Clemente Course, a free night class at Antioch University Seattle. The article features moving stories of some of his students. “No other classroom has shown me the kind of community I’ve encountered teaching veterans classical literature,” says Horton in the article. Read the full article here.

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Anne Stires ’06

Anne Stires ’06 (Antioch University New England, MEd) has joined the Tanglewood and Blueberry cove camps board. Stires founded and served as the executive director of Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education. She is now the Director of Development, Outreach, and Advocacy and consults throughout Maine and beyond to support schools as they pivot to outdoor learning models. Stires currently works as an Affiliate Faculty member at Antioch University New England. A classroom teacher in various schools has also worked at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, Chewonki Foundation, Quebec-Labrador Foundation, and Tanglewood. 

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Dr. Cynthia Thomashow

Dr. Cynthia Thomashow contributed a chapter to the recently published book “Towards Critical Environmental Education,” which provides a strong theoretical background to a rising field that is rapidly gaining in importance. Her chapter is titled “Education for Environmental Equity and Justice: A Graduate Degree in Urban Environmental Education.” Dr. Thomashow is the founding director and currently the Academic Manager of the MA in Education with Urban Environmental Education (UEE) program at Antioch University Seattle. She received her MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.

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