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Peter Girard
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2019

Peter Girard is a Communication Studies scholar and educator dedicated to encouraging the capacity of every student to engage with and generate effective communication. He encourages students to discover and develop their own unique and powerful voice and identity, develop critical thinking skills and form community within the classroom by fostering respect for new and different perspectives. His award winning CalStateLA graduate school thesis, exploring reconciliation narratives between bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, was presented at the 2017 National Communication Association Convention in Dallas. Peter is also an accomplished composer whose credits include original music scores for feature films, television, theater, and dance companies. Peter is thrilled to be teaching performing arts students at AMDA.