Fielding is proud to welcome the following new faculty members to the Human & Organizational Development department in our School of Leadership Studies:

John Austin, PhD

Management, Boston College
John has deep knowledge of OD; an impressive record of research and publications in top journals in OD; and deep experience in consultancy and change agentry in organizations.  He brings research and practice knowledge with respect to leadership and leadership development in organizations.  His commitment to social justice is demonstrated both in practice and research.  He offers a range a methodological expertise, including qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Tracy Fisher, PhD

Anthropology, The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
Tracy is an experienced cross-disciplinary scholar with interests and accomplishments that will strengthen our offerings in social-justice leadership and community-based social change work. She has instructed diverse populations of undergraduate and graduate students at universities and liberal arts colleges, and has conducted research in the UK on Black women’s social-justice-based organizing and cross-racial solidarities. Well versed in critical theories including race and racialization, genders and sexualities, Black Diaspora, and intersectional feminisms, she has a solid publication record.

Melchor Quick Hall, PhD

International Relations, American University School of International Service
Melchor is a scholar-activist whose track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and practice experience relative to her stage of professional development is impressive. We especially appreciate her research, practice commitments, and international connections in Honduras, work on sustainable agriculture, and women’s empowerment, all informed by critical theories including Black feminist and international development. She also brings STEM knowledge, experience, and interest.

And beginning in January:

Abigail Lynam, PhD

Sustainability Education, Prescott College
Abigail is an experienced educator and scholar, well versed in constructive developmental theory and its applications to teaching, coaching, and leadership development. As a cross-disciplinary thinker and practitioner, she brings expertise in social and ecological change leadership and education, transformative learning, and integral leadership development. She also works cross-culturally and internationally and has experience in India, Ethiopia, Hong Kong and with First Nation communities in North America.