Alumni Ann L. Clancy (HOD ’96) and Jacqueline Binkert (HOD ’95) Named As Recipients

The Libby Douvan Alumni Award is a scholarship given to a Fielding Human and Organizational Development (HOD) graduate who is engaged in post-doctoral work that reflects original thinking and is in keeping with the spirit of Libby Douvan’s scholarship, which emphasized fun, alternate ways of knowing, and how our view of the world makes a difference. Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan was a beloved HOD faculty member for 19 years. A feminist scholar, she served on 131 dissertation committees, co-facilitated the Michigan cluster of HOD and psychology students, and was a source of inspiration to faculty and students alike.

The 2018 award will be presented to Dr. Binkert and Dr. Clancy at the Fielding School of Leadership Studies Winter Session in Santa Barbara, CA, on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan was a social psychologist who tracked the momentous mid-century changes in the American psyche through national surveys. Her pioneering research on the social and psychological condition of Americans before and after the changes that swept the country in the 1960s painted an intriguing portrait of shifts in American mental health, family life, the roles and status of women, and adolescent development and behavior. Co-author with Joseph Veroff and Richard Kulka of The Inner American and Mental Health in America, (Basic Books, 1981) Douvan also partnered with historian Natalie Zemon Davis to write Operation Mind, a 1952 pamphlet that attacked the activities of the House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

In the books, Douvan and her colleagues reported on the results of two groundbreaking national surveys conducted at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR). These surveys, first conducted in 1957 then replicated in 1976, were among the first to document many of the social trends that have come to define the sixties: the shift away from taking comfort in fulfilling culturally established roles and toward pursuing personal satisfaction from self-expression and self-fulfillment; the decrease in an unquestioning positive regard for parenthood; and the growing acceptance of divorce when marriage does not provide the desired degree of emotional closeness and personal satisfaction.

To learn about the work of Ann and Jacqueline in relation to The Libby Douvan Alumni Award Scholarship, click here.

2018 Libby Douvan Alumni Scholarship Award Winner Bios

Ann L. Clancy (HOD ’96) specializes in executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational change, facilitation, and leadership and team development. Ann has 30+ years of experience in working with organizations, teams and individuals to create positive change. She is researcher and co-author of Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change (2007) and Pivoting: A Coach’s Guide to Igniting Substantial Change (2017), both of which present a researched, evidence-based approach to coaching. She coaches from an appreciative philosophy and specialized in Appreciative strategic planning based on the assumption that inquiry into and dialogue about strengths, successes, hopes and dreams is itself a transformational process for individuals and teams. She works with executives, business leaders, business owners, managers, professionals and authors supporting her clients in building their capacity for creativity, inspiration, innovation and excellence. Her clients come from a broad range of industries including: Banking, Education, Economic Development, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Natural Resources (mining, refining) Non-profit Agencies, Professional Organizations, Publishing, Technology and Transportation. She has done workshops and presentations on Appreciative Coaching internationally and nationally. She has offered online courses for Appreciative Coaching through the Fielding Graduate University and is an international faculty adviser for doctoral students in Management and Organization Development at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Jacqueline Binkert (HOD ’95) is an executive coach and consultant specializing in leadership development with C-Suite leaders, directors and their teams. For 30+ years, she has worked with a diverse range of clients from non-profit organizations and international corporations to educational institutions, health care organizations, utilities, and manufacturing, including the Executive Development Center of a Fortune 50 company. Clients benefit from her in-depth knowledge or psychology, leadership effectiveness, organizational behavior and change, and team dynamics. She co-authored the book Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change (2007) and Pivoting: A Coach’s Guide to Igniting Substantial Change (2017), both of which present a researched, evidence-based approach to coaching. Her coaching model applies the principles of Appreciative Inquiry to individual coaching relationships. She has done workshops and presentations on Appreciative Coaching internationally and nationally. She has offered online courses for Appreciative Coaching through the Fielding Graduate University and is an international faculty adviser for doctoral students in Management and Organization Development at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS INCLUDE JANJA LALICH, CYNTHIA BARNES, JODIE MORROW, SUZANNE BAER AND BO TEP, IRMA STARR, PAMELA YOUNG, ZIEVA KONVISSER, CATE CREEDE, JEFF LEINAWEAVER, JACKIE SIMMONS-GOULBOURNE, AND MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL.

This scholarship is awarded once a year during Winter Session. Applications for 2019 will be announced in the summer/fall of 2018. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations via email.