Donald E. Comstock

Core Faculty of the Center for Creative Change
Graduate Programs in Leadership and Change


BS, business administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MA, sociology, University of Denver
PhD, sociology, Stanford University, Stanford , CA

Relevant Experience

Program director, Graduate Management Program, Antioch University Seattle
Core faculty, Graduate Management Program, Antioch University Seattle
Visiting faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Principal and secretary-treasurer, The Phoenix Group, Inc., Seattle (five years)
President, Washington Association for Community Economic Development, Seattle, WA
Executive director, Pacific County Economic Development Council, Raymond, WA
Director of community development, Raymond, WA
President, Shoalwater Jobs Community Development Corporation, Raymond, WA, (five years)
Assistant professor of sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, (seven years)

Professional Interests

Adult learning and social change, political economy, participatory action research, globalization, critical theory, organization theory, not-for-profit leadership, and research methods


American Association of University Professors

On Teaching at Antioch

“What I appreciate about my work at Antioch and in the MA Programs in Leadership and Change is having the unequaled opportunity to join with students and colleagues in thoughtful and reflective learning that is intimately connected with constructive practice and moral action.”