Dale A. Johnston, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Humanities
BA in Liberal Studies, MA in Nonprofit Management
President Emeritus
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(310) 578-1080 ext. 239

PhD in American Studies, University of New Mexico
MA in American Studies, California State College at Los Angeles
ThM in Philosophical Theology, School of Theology at Claremont
BA in English, California State College at Long Beach

Dale is Distinguished Professor of Humanities and President Emeritus of Antioch University Los Angeles. Following nearly 10 years as President, he returned to the classroom to teach about the subjects he likes best — American utopian communities, religious worldviews, alternative religious movements, and history of philosophy. Dale brings more than 45 years of experience as a professor and educational leader to the teaching/learning enterprise. He has taught in departments of philosophy, religion, and English, and has held a variety of administrative positions at five colleges/universities in the western U.S. including President, Assistant to the President, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Educational Services, Chair of Humanities Division, and Chair of Philosophy and Religion Department. Dale is married and lives with his wife of 20 years (Elsa). They have four children and seven grandchildren. Dale and Elsa love to attend cultural events, walk, and travel.

Dale A. Johnston, PhD CV

Dale A. Johnston is Distinguished Professor of Humanities and President Emeritus of Antioch University Los Angeles and has pursued an eclectic academic career exploring humanities related topics. One way to describe his interests is that he has examined alternative issues – alternative communities, alternative religious movements, and alternative social/political thought.

Dale is currently writing a book entitled American Visions: Nineteenth Century Utopian Communities.

Past Publications

Dale A. Johnston, “A Multi-Campus System Accreditation Model,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain. November 14-16, 2011.

Dale A. Johnston and Elsa P. Pauley,  “The Camino de Santiago: An Adventure of Body and Soul,”  Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean, Don Mankin and Shannon Stowell, eds.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2008.

Dale A. Johnston, “A Cyber-Bibliographic Essay: Internet Resources for Exploring Nineteenth Century American Utopian Communities,” Communal Societies, Volume 25, 2005, pp. 147-76.

  • Nineteenth Century American Utopian Communities (HUM 354)
  • Religious Worldviews: How Religion Constructs our World (HUM/PHI 310)
  • Alternative Religious Movements (HUM 379)
  • The Quest for Wisdom: A Brief history of Philosophy (PHI 320)

“Accreditation and Regulation: Professional Evaluation from the Perspective of External Authorities”

October 17, 2013