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Dr. Jody Levison-Johnson

Dr. Jody Levison-Johnson (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has recently solidified the merger of the Council on Accreditation, an international nonprofit accrediting body for human and social service organizations and public sector systems, with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national nonprofit strategic social sector action network. Dr. Levison-Johnson, a licensed clinical social worker with nearly three decades of experience in the field of human services, will lead this newly established and not-yet-named organization that results from the merger. Specializing in leadership of broad-scale behavioral health/human service reform within government and non-profit environments, strategic planning, policy analysis

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Dr. Lisa Kreeger

Dr. Lisa Kreeger (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has been appointed as Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Capella University. She is very excited by this opportunity and hopes to get the word ‘Interim’ dropped at some point in the future.

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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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Dr. Luane Davis Haggerty

Dr. Luane Davis Haggerty (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) won the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Four President’s Award for 2021. The purpose of this award is to recognize a current member of the faculty or staff who, through their public service have been not only outstanding professionals but also caring members of the community. In addition, she directed the production, Spoon River Anthology for RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

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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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Dr. Adonia Lugo

Dr. Adonia Lugo, Chair of the MA in Urban Sustainability, spoke on “The Human Infrastructure of Sustainable Transportation Systems: Human-Powered Mobility and Just Transition” as part of the UCLA Perloff Lecture Series on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Presented by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning and the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, the Perloff Lecture Series brings in national experts to talk on a range of topics around transportation, race, and equity.  

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Mary Sutton

MA in Urban Sustainability alum Mary Sutton published had her article “Using Cooperatives to Empower Formerly Incarcerated People—An L.A. Story” published in the Nonprofit Quarterly. Mary is a social activist, artist, and designer of the Collective Remake, a non-profit she started during her studies in the Urban Sustainability program. Mary works full time to move the project forward while a student in the PhD in Leadership and Change program.  She writes: Throughout the world, cooperatives are engaging people in prison and individuals who have been released from the carceral system to create dignified work that benefits the individual and the

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Nia Keith ’09

Nia Keith ’09 (New England, MS) presented “Climate Justice, What Does it Mean and What Can You Do?” on via Zoom in her role as the Statewide Climate Change Education Manager at Mass Audubon in partnership with the Chelmsford Climate Action Team. Keith previously served as the Director of Professional Development at the Museum of Science in Boston and has facilitated workshops and webinars around the world on topics such as STEM education, DEI, and environmental justice.

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Mari Brunner ’14

Mari Brunner ’14 (New England, MS), planner for the City of Keene’s Community Development Department, was featured in a profile story in the Sentinel Source on how she discovered her life’s passion — sustainable development — in South Korea and came to Keene to study it further, realizing her best work could be done in her local community. She considers her job title as most crucial in that she helps the community to find ways to create solutions and reach its goals. “It’s one of the reasons I was drawn to planning,” Brunner says. “It’s based on public participation — engaging

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Robert Morgan Fisher ’14

Robert Morgan Fisher ’14 (Los Angeles, MFA) is 2nd Place Runner-up for the Saturday Evening Post 2021 Great American Fiction Prize, his story “Pipe Dream Paste” will appear in the magazine in early 2021 and in the digital anthology. His story “Superlative” appears in Feral Cat Publisher’s new anti-fascist anthology Dear Leader Tales and he has stories in the current issues of Cowboy Jamboree Magazine, The Wild Word, Blood and Bourbon Magazine, Grey Thoughts, Pandemic Publications, and Upstreet.

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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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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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