Joe Albert Presents 'Personal Identity and Storytelling' March 27

Joe Albert

March 15, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. - Joe Albert, Ph.D., associate dean of external partnerships and strategic initiatives in the School of Professional Studies at Gonzaga University, will discuss "Personal Identity and Storytelling" at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 27. The event, presented by the Greater Gonzaga Guild, is free and open to all and will be held at the McCarthey Athletic Center's Herak Club Room. 

The lecture focuses on the nature of storytelling and its unique role in the human experience. Albert will focus on the power of creating one's own story and will share methods of approaching of that narrative. While storytelling offers great power in its ability to influence others, Albert notes, personal experiences and stories we tell ourselves about those experiences can shape our personal and family identities. 

"Great societies have existed without the wheel, or technology, or large destructive weapons. But no society has existed without stories," Albert said. 

Albert holds a doctorate in leadership and a master's degree in counseling psychology, both from Gonzaga, as well as two undergraduate degrees in business management from St. Joseph's University.

A Gonzaga faculty member since 1994, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, organizational theory, storytelling and project-management. He has provided leadership consulting and training to students, organizations, and communities for more than 25 years.

The Greater Gonzaga Guild is dedicated to raising awareness of Gonzaga's scholarly and cultural contributions to the region. The Guild, which sponsors six public lectures each year, is open to all people interested in learning. 

For more information, please contact Mary Joan Hahn, Gonzaga director of public and community relations, at (509) 313-6095.