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has 25 years experience as a clinical and family psychologist in poor urban neighborhoods. He is an expert in Couples Counseling, Treatment of Families and Children, and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
is an artist and educator working in Los Angeles. His areas of expertise include Contemporary Art, Photography, Performance Art and Relational Aesthetics.
won a Hayden Carruth Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for her poem collection, "Unraveling at the Name". She is an expert in Poetry, Meter and Verseform, and Writing Pedagogy.
has almost 15 years of experience working in Financial Aid, first in financial aid offices for non-profit and then as a Federal Student Aid Compliance Auditor. He specializes in “cleaning up messes.”
is Director of External Partnerships for the BA in Liberal Studies. A sampling of her expertise includes Los Angeles in history, architecture and film, Field methods, and Urban Sociology.
Kirsten Grimstad is Co-Chair and Professor for the BA in Liberal Studies program. She is an expert on Mourning and Memory Work – Berlin, Feminist Activism, Modernism, and Thomas Mann.
is an organizer, educator, and urban planner. She is an expert in Economic Justice, Community Organization and Activism, Building Economic Power for Working-Class People, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy.
is Professor and Chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors for The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. He is an expert in Memory and Imagination in Story-Making, Craft of Writing, and Balancing Writing and Teaching as a Dual Career.
is Co-Chair of the BA in Liberal Arts program and has over 20 years of experience in the field of Higher Education. She is an expert in Diversity Issues in Organizations, Race Relations and Racial Identity, and Prior Learning.
has more than 40 years experience as a professor and educational leader. He is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities and President Emeritus of AULA and an expert in American Utopian Communities, Religious Worldviews, and History of Philosophy.
Richard Kahn is a well published, anarchist educator and an expert in Animal Rights and Liberation, History of Protest Songs, New Media as a Political Tool, Social Movements, and Sustainability.
is the Director of the BA Psychology Program and an expert in Queer Studies, Couples Counseling, and Film History. He is a co-founder of Narrative Couples Center and an award winning documentary filmmaker.
has spent more than 20 years getting a real-world education in leadership, management, and organizational life. A sampling of his expertise includes, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Strategic Communication, and Nonprofit Leadership.
is a specialist in clinical training as well as anxiety disorders, self-reflection, and personal growth.
is Professor and Chair of the MA in Education Department. McDermott, a Fulbright Scholar and founder of the Horace Mann Upstanders Children’s Literature Award, is an expert in Clinical Teaching Skills, Democratic Teaching Practices, and Faculty Governance.
Thomas Mondragon is a founding instructor in the LGBT Specialization. His areas of expertise include, Addiction and Recovery, Jungian Psychology, Intercultural Depth Psychology, LGBT Affirmative Theory and Practice, and LGBT Multicultural Mental Health Concerns.
has published three books of creative nonfiction. She is an expert in Book Reviews, Craft of Writing, Metaphysics of Knitting, Motorcycling, Risk-Taking Among Midlife Women, and Writing a Full-Length Book.
is an expert in the areas of advancement, management, and governance of nonprofit organizations, specifically Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Nonprofit board development and governance, and Faith-Based Organizations.
has an impressive history of university administration and accreditation, scholarship and teaching. A short sampling of his expertise includes, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Higher Education Issues, and School Safety in Academic Environments.
is Director of the Bridge Program which provides college classes to low-income adults in Los Angeles, at no cost to students. She is Head of the Creative Writing concentration within the BA in Liberal Studies and an expert in Educational Inequality.
is Core Faculty and Dean of Assessment and Student Learning. She is an expert in Academic Assessment, Research Methods and Cognitive Psychology
developed and co-founded the country’s first LGBT Specialization in the MA in Clinical Psychology program at AULA. He is an expert on LGBT Activism, LGBT Youth Counseling, and Gay-Centered Psychoanalytic Process.
is the Director of the MA in Psychology, Individualized Concentration (MPIC). He is an expert in Community Psychology, Collaboration and Coalition building, and Empowerment and Social Change Processes.
is a founding member and director of the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) and a founding member of the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology. He is an expert in Dream Work, LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Meditation.
is the Founding Director of the Bridge Program, which provides college classes to low-income adults in Los Angeles, at no cost to students. He is an expert in Justice and Education, The Politics of Psychology, and Postmodern Philosophy.
is Chair of the MA in Psychology Program and a member of the Core Faculty. She is an expert in Adult Development, Cultural Sensitivity in Society, and the Psychology of Humor.