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Dr. Spangler graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with post-graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and Kansas State University and earned his Ph.D. at Union Institute and University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre. He has worked professionally in theatre, film, and television as a director, writer, composer, and performer. His Broadway credits include The Magic Show, Seesaw, and Elizabeth I. In New York, he has directed Brothers at the LaMama Theater, and Goodbye, Harry at the Ballroom. He has also written and directed for numerous regional theaters including the Papermill Playhouse, the Lenox Art Center, Barter Theatre, Village Theatre, and is a past recipient of a Carbonell Award for “Best New Work.” In addition, David directed Mame for the grand opening of the Jerry Herman Ring Theater at the University of Miami, and has composed music for several major Hollywood feature films.

The Lovewell Method

Chapter 1


Chapter 2

Review of the Literature

Chapter 3


Chapter 4

Developmental Foundations

Chapter 5

Academic Foundations

Chapter 6

Professional Foundations

Chapter 7

Social and Organizational Foundations

Chapter 8

The Productions

Chapter 9

The Learning Meditations

Chapter 10

Core Elements of the Lovewell Method

Chapter 11

Other Perspectives on the Lovewell Method

Chapter 12

The Likert Survey and Other Assessments

Chapter 13

Limitations, Recommendations, and Conclusions

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