Robert Atkinson, author and speaker
Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized expert on life story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making. He is the author of nine books including his latest, The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness. He previously taught at the University of Southern Maine, where he was the first diversity scholar in the School of Education and Human Development, and was a co-founding faculty member of the Russell Scholars Program and the religious studies minor. He was also a faculty member on the fall 2002 Semester at Sea voyage around the world and is director of Life Story Commons, a research, educational, and service unit of the College of Education and Human Development that promotes intergenerational and intercultural understanding.