Elaine Gale

Elaine-Gale-HeadshotElaine Gale, PhD
PhD in Communication Studies from University of Denver
MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles
BA in English from Boston University

Elaine Gale is a writer, journalist, and professor. She was a religion reporter for the Los Angeles Times and worked as an advice columnist and pop culture reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. She worked for the Boston Phoenix and the Utne Reader and is a writer for national magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, W, Variety, Stuff Magazine, Cosmopolitan, etc.

She is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Sacramento, and the Writing Center Director for Antioch University’s PhD. Program in Leadership and Change. She was a graduate associate at University of Denver and an adjunct professor at University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She has also taught magazine and newspaper writing classes for Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Elaine is also a writing coach, editor, dissertation coach, trainer, speaker, group facilitator and communication consultant. She works with the Pachamama Alliance as a Change Agent and Facilitator of the Awakening the Dream Symposiums. She created the Midtown Sacramento Writer’s Meet-Up and has taught women’s writing circles for over ten years. She created and leads the “Art As Muse” workshops at the Crocker Art Museum using pieces of museum art as a muse to discover great writing. She created and developed “U-Nite” at the Crocker Art Museum, a faculty arts showcase that brings together two prominent Sacramento educational institutions for a night of creativity, education and celebration of the arts.

She holds a doctorate in Human Communication from the University of Denver and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her undergraduate degree was a BA in English and Religion from Boston University. She has also studied at Oxford University (St. Catherine’s College), and at Grenoble University in Grenoble, France. She was a participant, a “cherub,” in the National High School Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Specialties: Creating community, generating and crafting good writing, and building relationships. Discovering, developing and articulating people’s voices. Creating possibility and happiness in people’s lives by bringing forth their authentic selves in what they express through their voice on the page and on the stage.

To learn more about Elaine Gale and her work, visit her website.