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Graduate School Faculty
Organizational Development & Leadership faculty member Kerul Kassel (HOD '11) has published The Thinking Executive's Guide to Sustainability.

Human & Organizational Development (HOD) Faculty member, Keith Melville, PhD, co-authors essay Preparing Students for a Democratic Life. Read more.

Fielding researchers Valerie Bentz (HOD Faculty) and Michael Sessions (HOD '13) complete pilot study on the impact of Santa Barbara's Alliance for Living and Dying Well.
View report here.

A recent article in the journal of California Agriculture cited cooperative research by Fielding faculty member Joseph P. Bush and others on the benefit of school gardens. Read more.

Fielding Graduate University School of Educational Leadership for Change (ELC) faculty member, Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs) published a book entitled, Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education. Read more.
Graduate Students
Transition House
At Winter session 2014, several Fielding students and faculty members visited shelters and low-income housing projects to learn how Santa Barbara addresses homeless issues. Read more about the field trip and evening symposium.

The dissertation of Eve Kedar (PSY) explores the sharing autoethnographic vignettes as a mechanism to embrace new educational perspectives and to celebrate diversity through shared experiences. Read more.

Fielding Graduate University students meet Washington DC-based activists at Summer Session 2013
Fielding Graduate University students meet with Senator Bernie Sanders and Washington DC-based activists at Summer Session 2013: The Struggle for Social Justice. Read more.

Mary Ellen Pantazis, an Educational Leadership for Change (ELC) doctoral candidate, explored the implications that virtual schooling has on students receiving special education and related services.
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ELC doctoral student, Kalu Oji wrote her dissertation on the impact of culture shock and conflict on immigrant families. Read more.

The dissertation of Human & Organizational Development doctoral student, Kathy Kaya, explores the roles of Sansei women. Her findings suggest the need for educators to consider the cultural backgrounds of learners in designing and facilitating learning processes. Read more.
Graduate School Alumni
Dr. Latisha Webb (ELC '13) received an American Riviera Woman Entrepreneur of The Year (ARWEY) award for her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to multiple innovative endeavors that focus on empowering others. Read more.
Dr. Latisha Webb

Deedee Myers, PhD, (HOD '14) was featured in a video from Cronkite News applying her dissertation research to her practice. View the video.

Indira Skoric (HOD '12) focuses her life work on supporting Baltic War exiles and survivors of sexual violence.
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Indira Skoric, PhD

Dr. Herukhuti (HOD '06) Attends First-Ever White House Roundtable on Bisexuality. Read more.
White House Roundtable on Bisexuality

Vicky Young, board member of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), works to improve organ donor policies. Read more.

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