JoAnn McAllister

JoAnn

McAllister

JoAnn McAllister

Adjunct Faculty

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  • Campus:
  • Saybrook University
Department
CSS Humanistic and Clinical Psychology
Institution
Saybrook University
Office Phone
415-627-8456
Email
Biography

"If you don't tell your own story, you live by the stories others tell about you."

Dr. McAllister's work and research focuses on how individual, cultural, and societal beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors are shaped by the stories we tell and how we can create change by changing those stories. Her research and practice focuses on narrative and how individuals, organizations, and communities convey their identity, express their values, and accomplish their personal and communal goals through story. Her current research is focused on understanding how a connection to nature is developed and how environmental education and activism can nourish our connection to the natural world. She is the former Director of the Human Science program at Saybrook University. She is the author of numerous articles on social change and community organizing and the co-author of Doing democracy: The MAP model of social movements. Dr. McAllister is also the President/CEO of the Human Science Institute a transdisciplinary learning community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to creating a humane and ecologically sustainable global future through education and research. http://humanscienceinstitute.org/app/

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Spirituality
Leadership & Management Corporate Social Responsibility
Organizational Change and Transformation
Transformative Learning
Case Study
Ethnography
Mixed Methods Research
Research Design/Methodology Narrative Inquiry
Qualitative Inquiry
Class Analysis
Class Analysis
Transformative Social Change Community Organizing
Social Movements and Movement Building
Social Theory
Sustainability and Ecology
Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA 2003
MA Holy Names University, Oakland, CA 1986
MA Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 1979
Research

Research focuses on narrative and how individuals, organizations, and communities convey their identity, express their values, and accomplish their personal and communal goals through story.

Current research is focused on understanding how a connection to nature is developed and how environmental education and activism can nourish our connection to the natural world.

Dissertation research investigated male batterer intervention programs based on belief system theory with a feminist orientation.