Dale A. Johnston, PhD
President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Humanities
Dale A. Johnston 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. Johnston 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.
Most recently, Johnston has been involved in developing nonprofit sector studies curricula and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Building on his leadership and management skills, Johnston has shared his expertise from 45 years in the higher education arena. He has specific contributed to the new M.A. in Nonprofit Management Program by lecturing on the quality assurance role of external evaluators in the nonprofit sector. He has worked with three national regional accrediting associations, and most recently served on the Antioch University Self-Study Steering Committee, chaired two accreditation criteria teams, and co-chaired the AULA Self-Study Committee as a part of the University’s periodic external review process.