Antioch University Santa Barbara has welcomed three new core faculty members—Elizabeth Wolfson, Albert Munoz-Flores, and Dawn Osborn—to its campus, recently announced Dr. Nancy Leffert, president of AUSB.

In their different roles the three academicians share the same objective: to provide rich educational offerings to current and future students. AUSB’s mission and institutional goals include promoting innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship, and ensuring students graduate with a renewed sense of their purpose as scholars and citizens.

Elizabeth Wolfson

In addition to her core faculty status, Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson will serve as Director of Clinical Training in the university’s Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACP) Program, where she will be teaching and overseeing the traineeship of students. Prior to joining the Antioch University faculty, Dr. Wolfson was the Director of Jewish Family Services in Santa Barbara for nine years. Dr. Wolfson received her PhD in clinical social work from the New York University School of Social Work, where she also was an instructor in NYU’s Master’s of Social Work program.

Al Munoz Flores

Dr. Albert Munoz-Flores is a core faculty member also in the MACP program and he will oversee the program’s Latino/Latina Mental Health Concentration. He holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensics from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, Calif. Before joining the AUSB faculty, Dr. Munoz-Flores worked at the Child & Family Center in Santa Clarita, Calif. as a crisis therapist. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Dawn A. Osborn

Dr. Dawn Osborn is a core faculty member in the Bachelor of Arts program. She holds a PhD in Ocean Science from University of California, Santa Cruz. Her previous teaching experience includes positions at Moorpark Community College, the University of California, Santa Barbra, and as adjunct faculty at Antioch University.

Antioch University serves more than 4,000 adult students around the world and across the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. The University is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change; Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional opportunity of immersive service and study programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global news and opinion.

The Santa Barbara campus is particularly distinguished with its unique undergraduate degree completion program in liberal studies and graduate master’s and doctoral programs in clinical psychology and education that integrate students’ academic experience and experiential learning. Additionally, students in all of AUSB’s programs can specialize in relevant and applied specialized concentrations.

Antioch University is a nonprofit private 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Antioch University Santa Barbara is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Antioch University Santa Barbara is located at 801 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93101. The phone number is (805) 962-8179.


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