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Diane Richard-Allerdyce, Ph.D.

Chair & Faculty, Humanities & Culture of the Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies

Union Institute & University


Diane Allerdyce, Ph.D., is Chair and Faculty of the Humanities & Culture (HMS) major of the Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute & University, where she has taught since 2008. She is also the co-founder of the Florida-based non-profit organization, Center for Education, Training & Holistic Approaches, Inc. (CETHA), which operates the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice in Delray Beach, Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida. Diane is the author of a scholarly book, “Anaïs Nin and the Remaking of Self: Gender, Modernism, and Narrative Identity” (University of Northern Illinois, 1998). She has published articles, essays, book reviews, and poems in local, national, and international journals. Her poetry chapbook, “Whatever It Is I Was Giving Up,” won the 2007 Red Wheel Barrow Prize by Pudding House Publications.

Dr. Allerdyce received the NAPT Distinguished Service Award in 2007, the NAPT Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009, and the Jennifer Bosveld Poetry and Social Justice Award in 2015. In addition to Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, gender studies, feminism, and poetry, her research interests include international educational outreach efforts, particularly in Haiti, where she has authored and facilitates a support program for teachers.

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