Nancy Pike Named Chair at Antioch University New England

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August 17, 2009 for Immediate Release

Nancy Pike Named Chair at Antioch University New England

As chair of the Department of Applied Psychology, Pike to lead program initiatives

(Keene, NH) August 17, 2009 -
Antioch University New England has named Nancy J. Pike as chair of the Department of Applied Psychology-the department that educates counselors and therapists.

“Nancy brings a deep knowledge of the issues and challenges facing counselors and therapists in New England today,” said Katherine Clarke, Antioch University New England’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The department will benefit from her vision, imagination, and spirit of innovation.”

Nancy will lead the department’s faculty and staff and guide the academic initiatives for the department’s programs in clinical mental health counseling, dance/movement therapy and counseling, marriage and family therapy (master’s and doctoral), and autism spectrum disorders. Nancy plans to continue the initiatives started under Katherine Clarke’s strong leadership and to explore the potential improvements new technologies offer in the areas of teaching and program delivery models.

“It is wonderful to be back at Antioch University New England,” said Nancy. “It is a place of transformation and change and a place where individuals are challenged to recognize their unique value in the world and their ultimate responsibility to the world.”

Prior to becoming chair, Nancy served as a visiting core faculty member in AUNE’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CHMC) program and as the interim program director of AUNE’s CMHC program. She is a former dean of students and director of counseling at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. In addition, as a principle of Pike and Moscrip Counseling Services in Brattleboro, Vermont, she has many years of mental health counseling experience.

Nancy has been a student in AUNE’s clinical psychology doctoral program (PsyD) and holds an MS in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University and a BA in history from the University of Massachusetts.

About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
This is Antioch University New England’s forty-sixth year as an institution of higher education. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Degrees in education, leadership and management, environmental studies, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability. Antioch University New England is the oldest and largest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. For more information about Antioch University New England visit our web site at: www.antiochne.edu.

About Antioch University
Antioch University, a visionary academic community composed of five campuses in four states, is uniquely capable of bringing its students’ brightest ideals and highest ambitions to life. Each campus has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional or national identity. Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders, and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose. For more information visit: www.antioch.edu.