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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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Victoria Chang

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

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Dr. Erica Holmes Featured in Jobs Panel

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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Carol V. Davis

Carol V. Davis, Adjunct Faculty in Creative Writing in the AULA Undergraduate Program and a former Senior Fulbright Scholar, Russia, (2005 and 1996-97), has been selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Program, as part of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by World Learning. The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.

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Alistair McCartney

AULA Undergraduate Studies faculty member, has a poem Negation #19 up at LIT magazine, the journal of The MFA program at the New School in NYC. The poem is about Keats and Prada and Coronavirus and grammar.

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Jane Paul

Jane Paul, head of AULA’s Undergraduate Studies Urban Studies Concentration and teaching (and founding) faculty in the MA in Urban Sustainability program, offers five things you can do today, from wherever you are in “How to Change the World — in One Afternoon” on Medium.

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Erin Aubry Kaplan

Erin Aubry Kaplan, writing faculty for AULA’s Undergraduate and Bridge programs, published an op-ed in The New York Times titled “Everyone’s an Antiracist. Now What? Recognizing that Black people deserve dignity isn’t progress.”

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Dr. Adonia Lugo

Chair of AULA’s MA in Urban Sustainability, was quoted in an LA Times article called “Nine ideas for making our city’s public space more race equitable” by Carolina Miranda. Dr. Lugo’s wrote on supporting community groups that exist.

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Kate Maruyama ’09

Kate Maruyama ’09, (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative writing) will have her new book Family Solstice published by Omnium Gatherum on October 17, 2020.  Her novel, Harrowgate was published by 47North in 2013. Her short story, “Akiko” is featured in Phantasma: Stories and “Crying Wolf” is featured in Winter Horror Days. “La Calavera” can be found in Halloween Carnival: Volume 3 and “The Sound” can be found in Accolades: A Woman Who Submit Anthology. Other short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Magazine, Arcadia Magazine, Stoneboat and on Entropy, Gemini Magazine, Salon, The Rumpus and Duende, among others. She teaches Writing Workshops for Antioch University Los Angeles BA and Continuing Education programs. 

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Dr. Caryn Park

Antioch University Seattle School of Education teaching faculty Dr. Caryn Park was featured in a CBC story “How to talk to kids about race, and why you should start now.”  Caryn Park, part of the education faculty at Antioch University Seattle, said many parents of young children have had “that moment”: their kids ask about another’s skin colour out loud or point to someone who looks different from them in the grocery line. Rather than “shush” them, she says to “acknowledge” those differences, “cultivate curiosity” and explain the benefits of plurality. “We tend to be so alarmed by children’s responses that don’t follow social

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