Dec 05, 2023  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

About Antioch University


Antioch University was founded in 1852 in Yellow Springs, Ohio as a private, liberal arts college. Horace Mann, known as the founder of the American public school system and the first president of Antioch, pioneered the introduction of coeducation, non-sectarianism, and non-segregation in order to educate “minds free from prejudice and yearning after truth.”

With locations in Keene, New Hampshire; Yellow Springs, Ohio; Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, Antioch University stands stronger than ever. As a private, nonprofit, comprehensive institution, Antioch University is a singly accredited, highly integrated University. Antioch offers face-to-face, hybrid and fully online coursework, and Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in the following academic areas: Counseling, Psychology and Therapy; Creative Writing & Communication Studies; Education; Environmental Studies and Sustainability; Leadership, Management, and Business, and Undergraduate Studies.

Mission, Vision, Values and Core Attributes

Our Mission

Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.

Our Vision

Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.

Our Core Values

Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The University offers quality academic programs relevant to the needs of today’s learners and embraces experiential learning by bridging academic outcomes with the real-world experience of all members of its learning community.

Nurturing Student Achievement
The University educates the whole person by cultivating personal growth, pragmatic idealism, and the achievement of professional goals.

Supporting Scholarship and Service
The University supports the active engagement of students and faculty in both scholarship and service. Antioch values the creative and deliberative application of teaching and learning to ‘further social, economic and environmental justice.’

A Commitment to Social Engagement
The University maintains a historic commitment to promoting social justice and the common good. Students graduate from Antioch University with a heightened sense of their power and purpose as scholars, practitioners, and global citizens.

Building and Serving Inclusive Communities
The University nurtures inclusive communities of learners, inspiring diversity of thought and action. Antioch University engages and supports the educational, cultural, and environmental vitality of the diverse regional, national, and international communities that it serves.

Our Core Attributes

An Antioch University education inspires our students to engage in a transformative educational experience, collaborate with others, and harness their talents to win victories for humanity. With this vision in mind, faculty have identified three core curricular attributes that embody an Antiochian education:

Antioch University students attain the knowledge and critical skills of their disciplines to develop themselves personally and professionally. Students actively reflect upon those acquired knowledge and skills, as well as their own and others’ values, biases, and behaviors.

Antioch University students develop social and cultural responsiveness through participation in academic, civic, and professional communities. Students recognize the diverse perspectives and relational dynamics necessary to be effective community members.

Antioch University students apply the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind acquired through their studies. By anchoring their professional goals in social responsibility, students take actions that advance justice and lead to positive change.

Statement of Commitment, Inclusion & Diversity

In radical recognition of our mission and purpose, we pledge to actively engage in ongoing development as a wholly inclusive community. To this end we will consistently, deliberately and systematically strive to be appropriately responsive to the myriad dimensions of human diversity, such that none are marginalized and all experience justice and empowerment. Moving beyond tolerance toward inclusion and the celebration of our differences, we will courageously embrace any resulting challenges as they arise, recognizing that the responsibility for this rests with each and every member of the community. We assert that we will move expeditiously toward our goals through an ongoing commitment to courageous self-examination and respectful and honest interactions, which will lead us to the creation of formal and informal structures, policies, programs, and services that will give life to these ideals on our campuses and as we touch the world around us. 


Location and Unit Information

Antioch is a singly-accredited national institution comprised of disparate locations and academic units that have unique characteristics, as well as functions, services and resources that are specific to that entity. While our primary organization is based on our academic disciplines, which transcend our locations, we are proud to share with you some important information that is relevant primarily to each academic unit.

All in-person classes for each location are offered at the addresses noted below.


Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change

900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Brief Overview
The Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership & Change (GSLC) is a nationally recognized center of excellence for graduate education offering degrees of purpose to explore the interdisciplinary theory, research and practice of leading change that addresses the world’s most pressing problems.

The PhD in Leadership and Change (PhDLC) is a distinctive doctoral program that combines faculty-mentored, individualized learning rooted in the mission of Antioch University, the learning goals of lifelong adult learners, and the needs of professionals as disciplined reflective change agents and engaged scholar-practitioners.

Culminating nearly two successful decades, our uniquely designed graduate programs bring together geographically dispersed and dynamically diverse learning communities of students, faculty and alumni in bold conversations, transformative action, engaged scholarship and rigorous research.

Welcome to our community of learners.

Leadership and Support
Laurien Alexandre, Dean
Amy Rutstein-Riley, Associate Dean
Jen Swartout, Director of Operations and Student Services
Leslee Creighton, Director of Internal/External Affairs and Special Assistant to the Dean
Jackie Dailey, Student Accounts Specialist and School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Katy Stahl, Director of Financial Aid
Karen Crist, Director of Disability Support Services; Chief Student Services Officer:
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Stephen Shaw, Faculty Research Librarian
Elaine Gale, Writing Center Director
Primary Academic Program

Ph.D. in Leadership and Change


Antioch University Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230

Brief Overview

Antioch University Los Angeles is a place where individual spirit thrives and collective community grows.

Beginning with just twelve students in 1972, Antioch University Los Angeles now educates more than 1000 adult students each year. With more than 8,000 distinguished alumni, AULA has been honored to serve the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area for over forty years.

Our core values of social justice, service to community, and lifelong learning comprise the heart of our BA degree completion program and master’s degree programs in psychology and creative writing. Partnerships with community organizations provide our students with unique experiential learning opportunities.

The first AULA campus catalog proclaimed, “We offer a student the opportunity to structure learning experiences out of the abundant resources available within the college walls and in the community outside the college; to accredit that learning as well as recognize the validity of past learning experiences that took place outside the academic structure and which are relevant to degree goals; and to integrate these past and present learning’s into a coherent degree program.”

The AULA of today offers a unique, unconventional graduate and undergraduate education that is centered on the values of social justice, community engagement and life-long learning. You may find this is an opportune time to embark on a new academic journey, to advance your educational and professional goals and to prepare yourself for a brighter future.

Campus Leadership and Support

Mark Hower, Provost and CEO
Sandy Lee, Chief Operations Officer; Chief Student Services Officer
Emee Dacanay, Executive Director, Enrollment Management & Student Services and Primary Designated School Official (international student support)
Naomi Castro, Student Accounts Specialist and School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Eric Day, Director, Antioch Counseling Center
Ozzie Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Admissions
Jennifer Mahone, Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Yaru Wang, Disability Support Services Coordinator, Designated School Official (international student support) and School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Francis Hernandez, School Certifying Officials (VA Benefits)
Asa Wilder, Reference & Instruction Librarian
LaCoya Katoe Gessesse, Teaching and Learning Center Director

Primary Academic Programs:

Undergraduate Degree Completion
MA in Clinical Psychology



Antioch University New England

40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431

Brief Overview

Antioch New England offers a wide range of graduate degrees and certificates delivered in a variety of instructional formats including low residency, online, as well as face-to-face. Our students are adult learners, many with several years of professional experience before they enroll in one of our programs, while some enter directly from their undergraduate program. These various levels of experiences become part of our classrooms and community at large, and faculty see our students as colleagues as well as students. Lifelong relationships, between students and faculty and students with their peers, remains a hallmark of the AUNE experience.

The campus is located in Keene, NH, (population 23,000), the only city in rural Cheshire County. Our students are an important part of the community, completing practica, internships, and offering community service as part of their academic experience. AUNE students and graduates have also had a huge impact on the Monadnock region through their studies at Antioch. The Monadnock Coop in Keene was a master’s project of an Environmental Studies student. Numerous others have been deeply involved in local K-12 schools and Keene State College as leaders and teachers. Others have assisted in founding the Monadnock International Film Festival and the recent Walldogs project. Many others are mental health professionals in the area. The AUNE impact on Southwest New Hampshire and Southern Vermont is substantial. And those students who are studying further away through our distance program are also involved in making a difference in their own towns and regions.

Antioch University New England (AUNE), founded in 1964, was the first campus developed as a satellite of Antioch College, and is an integral part of the Antioch University system. Antioch College was founded in 1852, and Horace Mann, the famous educational reformer, was its first president. The College was among the first to have women as tenured faculty with the same pay and status as their male counterparts, and among the first to admit African Americans and women to a full curriculum. These same tenants of striving for democracy and social justice for all are threads woven through all of the current campuses of Antioch University including AUNE.

AUNE began in Putney, Vermont as the Putney Graduate School and was initially affiliated with the Putney School. It then became known as Antioch Putney, and included a semester in Putney, a semester in an urban school (sites included Washington DC and Baltimore) and a semester in Yellow Springs, OH. Antioch Putney’s initial students were mostly returning Peace Corps Volunteers. Many of these early graduates from the Putney years still recall their experiences of arriving in Putney, Vermont, sometimes in the cloak of night, to a place they had never been before. Today, we continue to share the values and mission of Antioch University. Horace Mann’s famous Antioch quote, “Be ashamed to die until you have done some victory for humanity”, lives on through each and every student, faculty and staff member.

Campus Leadership and Support
Shawn Fitzgerald, CEO
Cheryl Lower, Director of Administrative Operations
Deb Barrett, Director of Student Services, Primary Designated School Official (international student support), School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Dottie Shuteran, Director of Student Accounts, School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Amy Posner, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Fran Ziperstein, Director of Disability Support Services 
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Abagail Jones, Library Access Services Administrator
Mark Gempler, Director of Events and Campus Services
Lindsay Katzir, Writing Center Director
Primary Academic Programs

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Couple and Family Therapy
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Environmental Studies
Education (Experienced Educator and Waldorf)



Antioch University Online and Extended Programs

900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Brief Overview

Through our online and remote programs, we endeavor to uphold the vision of our founding president, Horace Mann, when he said “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer…, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” While Mann could not have imagined how education would become accessible to the masses through technology, we believe strongly in bringing the great equalizer to those who would not otherwise be able to benefit from it. Whether you seek to enhance your skills, change careers, or pursue personal enrichment, Antioch University is here to facilitate a transformation in your life. 

Leadership and Support

Terry D. Ratcliff, Dean, School of Distance and Extended Education
Chanda Valentine, Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies Program
Danielle Minobe, Program Coordinator, Graduate Management Programs
Vanessa Cabrales, Program Coordinator, IMA
Jonathan Eskridge, Associate Director of Program Operations & Student Services, Ed.D.
Nate Ferkovich, Director of Admissions
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Jackie Dailey, Student Accounts Specialist, School Certifying Official (VA Benefits) 
Jennifer Mahone, Assistant Financial Aid Director
Karen Crist, Director of Disability Support Services; Chief Student Services Officer
John Dunham, Virtual Writing Center Director  

Primary Academic Programs

Undergraduate Degree Completion
Graduate Management Programs (MBA, MA in Nonprofit Management, Masters in Human Services Administration)
Individualized Master of Arts
Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.)


Antioch University Santa Barbara

602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Brief Overview

Whether your goal is professional advancement, personal learning, and development, or a fusion of both, we are happy to have you part of our learner-centered community, and we are  confident that Antioch’s learner-centered community will prepare you for your future. 

The Antioch University Santa Barbara campus has many people and resources devoted to ensuring you have a supportive student journey. Your success as a student is a top priority. Our community recognizes the unique times, coming out of a global pandemic and constantly negotiating new norms of social interaction. Antioch University has shown tremendous adaptability in offering classes in various modalities in response to pandemic restrictions. We anticipate that we will continue to provide courses in this variety of modalities as we’ve learned how valuable these offerings are to students in different life situations. 

Many of you chose Antioch University because of its robust and mission-based focus on social justice and community engagement. These integral parts of our mission are more than words; we genuinely strive to prepare students to become active agents of change in the world. As you become familiar with the various learner-centered academic programs and course offerings and experience Antioch University Santa Barbara personally, we know you will proudly embrace the “Antiochian” legacy of creating meaningful, lasting change

Campus Leadership and Support

Mark Hower, Provost and CEO
Ryan Kasmier, Associate Provost, Director of Disability Support Services and School Certifying Official (VA Benefits); Chief Student Services Officer
Elida Martinez, Director of Facilities and Safety
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Jennifer Mahone, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Jackie Dailey, Student Accounts Specialist
Emee Dacanay, Primary Designated School Official (international student support)
Christine Forte, University Librarian
Allison Adelman, Writing Center Director 

Primary Academic Programs

Undergraduate Degree Completion
MA in Clinical Psychology
Education (Nature-Based Early Childhood)


Antioch University Seattle

2400 3rd Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121

Brief Overview

Since its founding in 1975, Antioch University Seattle has been an institution of choice in the Pacific Northwest for students who want higher education to reflect their interests and commitments. Our academic programs prepare learners for meaningful engagement with professions and practices that reflect Antioch’s social justice mission by integrating the elements of that mission into their curriculum. Our programs in Psychology, Counseling and Therapy focus attention on social equity in order to graduate professionals whose expertise is informed by multiple perspectives and who support clients whose struggles are compounded by inequities. Our education programs engage future teachers and educators in developing skills and perspectives that create more just and inclusive schools, organizations, and communities. And our Bachelor’s degree completion program provides a unique opportunity to students who have struggled to finish their degrees in more traditional settings through an engagement with the liberal arts and advanced interdisciplinary, individualized undergraduate work. At Antioch University Seattle, we are committed to an inclusive, caring environment in which student learning and growth is the priority of every member of our community.

The Antioch University Seattle campus is located in a modern building in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood, near Seattle’s downtown core and just a few short blocks from Seattle Center and the Space Needle. The campus houses classrooms, a library, computer access, art studio, dining hub, and study spaces. The campus is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability. AUS also hosts a number of low-residency and hybrid programs that offer maximum flexibility for working students or students outside of the Seattle area.

Campus Leadership and Support

Ben Pryor, CEO
Sue Byers, Assistant Provost, Chief Student Services Officer 
Dan Malcore, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Jon Stevens, University Director of Student Accounts
Heather Howell, Designated School Official (international student support) 
Jaden Weatherspoon, Primary Designated School Official (international student support), School Certifying Official (VA Benefits)
Liz Carson-Murphy, University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs
Bev Stuart, Director of Library Services
Jesse Priest, Writing Lab Coordinator, Interim Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Primary Academic Programs

Undergraduate Degree Completion
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Couple and Family Therapy
Creative Arts Therapies
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Education (Teacher Licensure)