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Diana Elizabeth Somerville

Diana Elizabeth Somerville, writer, author, editor, columnist, visionary. Recipient Exceptional Achievement award Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Gold medal, 1986, Gold Pick award Public Relations Society of America, 1985, Gold Quill award International Association Business Communications, 1985.

Background

  • Somerville, Diana Elizabeth Daughter of Edward John and Eunice Louise (Johnson) Wagner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English Literature, Centenary College, 1967.

    Career

    • Director information office National Center Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 1969-1981. Manager information services RDD Consultant, 1981-1982. Science writer University Colorado, 1983-1987.

      Manager communications Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center, 1987-1988. Columnist Daily Camera, 1992—1999. Lecturer Peninsula College, since 2001.

      Lecturer University Colorado, 1996-1999. Founder Colorado Magazine Writers Institute, adjunct faculty Peninsula College.

    Works

    • Author: Inside Out Down Under: Stories from a Spiritual Sabbatical, 2006. Editor: Optimum Utilization of Human Knowledge, 1983, Artful Meditation, 1995. Contributor numerous articles to professional journal, columns in newspapers.

    Membership

    Member women's caucus American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1969-1975. Member committee on public information American Geophysical Union, 1977-1978. Member educational programs committee American Meteorological Society, 1978-1980.

    Member Turning the Wheel Dance/Theatre Company. Board directors Womanfest, coordinator Community Drum Circuit. Member National Association Science Writers, American Society Journalists and Authors, Society Environmental Journalists, Boulder Media Women.

    Personality

    Interests

    Theater, dance, jungian dreamwork, healing rituals.

    Connections

    • Married Dale Springer Johnson, August 7, 1961 (div. 1971); children: Carlyle Chodkeiwicz, Kelmie Blake Spires.
    • father: Edward John Wagner
    • mother: Eunice Louise (Johnson) Wagner
    • spouse: Dale Springer Johnson
    • children: Carlyle Chodkeiwicz Somerville
    • Kelmie Blake Spires Somerville
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    • 1967
      Centenary College
    • 1969 - 1981
      Director, information office National Center Atmospheric Research
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      manager, information services RDD Consultant
    • 1983 - 1987
      science writer, University Colorado
    • 1987 - 1988
      manager, communications Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center
    • 1992 - 1999
      columnist Daily Camera
    • 2001
      lecturer, Peninsula College