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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Chang, Chair of AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing, has had her fifth book of poems, Obit, selected by Time magazine as one of 100 “Must-Read” books of 2020. The Time editors say that Chang captures the “visceral, heart-stopping ache” of grief in these poems, which were written in the wake of the death of her mother. “Although Chang initially balked at writing an obituary,” write the editors, “she soon found herself writing eulogies for the small losses that preceded and followed her mother’s death, each one an ode to her mother’s life and influence.” Obit is published by Copper
Dr. Erica Holmes was featured in a recent round-table of leading psychology experts, discussing job prospects in psychology and the impact of the pandemic on the field. Dr. Holmes, who is Associate Program Chair and Director of the Psychological Trauma Studies Specialization in the MA in Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University Los Angeles says in the interview that some of the positive impacts to come out of adapting to the pandemic “may be increased resilience and flexibility, broader thinking about career paths and professional roles, along with the development of new skills and techniques to use with their clients, and
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