COREY ARRANZ passed his final orals on December 19th. The title of his dissertation is Love attitudes and body esteem of internet personals website users.

LAURIE COSTIGAN passed her draft review meeting on January 6th. The title of her dissertation is A qualitative investigation of psychologists’ perceptions of unresolved negative process in supervision. Her final orals are scheduled for January 30th at 3:45 pm in Conference Room 1B. C

MELODIE KRAHULA passed her final orals on January 18th. The title of her dissertation is Predicting the Horn-Cattell factors from personality type.

MAYDAY LEVINE passed her final orals on December 19th. The title of her dissertation is Participants’ experience of dialogic workshops.

LORRAINE MANGIONE, PhD, KARIN HODGES, and Virginia Brabender, PhD had an article entitled Group therapist identity development: Student and faculty perspectives published in The Group Psychologist, November 2005, Vol. 15, No. 3.

MOLLY OBER passed her dissertation proposal meeting on December 20th. The title of her dissertation is The effects of kinship care on adult outcomes of foster care alumni.

GINA PASQUALE passed her dissertation proposal meeting on January 11th. The title of her dissertation is The relationship between body image, gender role identity, and depressive symptoms in adolescent females.

JESSICA SHEPLEY passed her draft review meeting on December 20th and her final orals on January 17th. The title of her dissertation is Illuminating women’s experience of challenges in their work with sexually abusive adolescents.

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Kate Sipe ’02

What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm

Andressa Lutiano

Andressa Lutiano (Antioch University Online, IMA) was interviewed about her work at Wish School, the bilingual school in São Paulo that she directs. The interview covers the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, and the importance of innovation. Lutiano is interviewed in Portuguese, however auto-generated English subtitles can be turned on, and they work great. Find the video on Youtube.

Noah McIntyre 

Noah McIntyre (Online, IMA) was interviewed by Kelle Sparta on her podcast “Spirit Sherpa.” The episode, titled “Graditute with Noah McIntyre,” is a deep discussion of the practice of gratitude and the impact it can have on everyday life. He talks about his experiences being taught to meditate by Thich Nhat Hanh, working as an executive at Werner Erhard’s Landmark Education, and now working as a gratitude coach. Find the episode in your favorite podcatcher or stream it on Youtube.

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

Mindy Velasco ’19

Mindy Velasco ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) serves as California Program Manager for the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) began working as an arts educator at CSU-Long Beach. She also launched her own business, DreamOut People’s Project, a customized workshop that blends oral history, writing, and visual art for community building.

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