U.S. Representative of California’s 24th congressional district, Salud Carbajal, MA, Fielding Alum An interview with U.S. Representative of California’s 24th congressional district and Fielding alum, Congressman Salud Carbajal, regarding his current perspective on democracy and The American Rescue Plan. President Katrina S. Rogers: A question that will come to mind for our students, graduates, staff, and faculty is, where were you on January 6, 2021? I read an interview that you were not actually on the floor, but were in your offices. Congressman Carbajal: Let me set the stage for you. Because of COVID, Nancy Pelosi told the [...]
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Fielding at 47 Michael Goldstein, JD – Fielding Trustee Michael Goldstein, JD - Trustee While not quite accurate, I feel that I have been a part of Fielding since its inception. In reality, I first joined the Board of Trustees shortly after the baton was passed from the founding president, Frederick Hudson, to William (Bill) Maehl. Bill represented a significant change in the leadership of the institution, from a leading psychology practitioner and theorist to an expert in experiential learning. The Chair of the Fielding Board at the time, Morris Keeton, the founding President of what was then the [...]
Provost Snowden discusses her philosophy of mentorship and shares her experiences Dr. Monique L. Snowden, Provost and Senior Vice President Dr. Monique L. Snowden, Provost and Senior Vice President at Fielding, recently received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). This award recognized her for an exceptional commitment and personal investment in the mentorship, guidance, and development of others. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, we discussed with Dr. Snowden what it takes to cultivate impactful mentorship relationships and experiences. Can you recall an experience when you were [...]
Commitment to Lifelong Learning, Diversity, and Harmonious Leadership An interview with President Emerita Judith Kuipers, PhD, on her reflections of Fielding. Q: Can you please share one memorable experience from your time at Fielding that exemplifies what makes us a special place? A: I had the opportunity to meet a 73-year old student when I was interviewing for president, and I'll never forget my encounter with him. I asked him, “Well, you are a student here at Fielding?” He responded, “Yes. You act surprised?” I was surprised and said to him, “You will have to forgive me, but I come from [...]
This video was recorded via zoom on march 11, 2021 Join Fielding’s 47th Birthday Celebration with President Katrina Rogers and Guests March 11 is Fielding Graduate University’s 47th birthday. To celebrate, university leadership is hosting a call across the globe with our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and trustees from around the world: Celebrating our Past, Looking to the Future. President Katrina S. Rogers, PhD, will kick off the Zoom video conference followed by a conversation with Provost and Senior Vice President Monique L. Snowden, PhD, and Fielding alum, Pam McLean, PhD. Dr. McLean is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Hudson Institute [...]
By Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Ph.D, Professor, Fielding Graduate University Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ph.D., died Tuesday, February 23 at age 101. In 2014 Ferlinghetti received the Creative Longevity and Wisdom/Aging Concentration Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award from Fielding Graduate University. This award honors lifelong achievements of one who through creativity and wisdom has made significant contributions to society. The recipient of the award will have made an important impact on the community through his or her art, writing, speaking, institution building, political and social activity, social justice work, and/or financial contributions. Dr. Ferlinghetti was a founding member of the Beat Generation Poets. Growing up in [...]
Patricia Zell, JD, is a Member of the Fielding Board of Trustees and serves as Secretary of the Board. She is a partner in Zell & Cox Law, P.C., A Native Law Practice Group, addressing the needs and concerns of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Patricia served for 25 years as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. In honor of Women's History Month, Pablo Morales, interviewed Trustee Zell about her career. Can you share your work with Native Americans? I worked in the U.S. [...]
Speaker: Kathy Norwood, EdD, PCC Date: March 10, 2021 Recorded via Zoom The greatest gift that we can give to ourselves and to the world around us is the gift of resilience and a coherent heart. People everywhere are struggling with feelings of fear, anxiety, frustration, anger, and disorientation. Yet here and there, we see individuals who meet the most challenging circumstances with inner grace, powerful presence, and optimal functioning. How are they so resilient, and, most important, can we learn to be and do the same? Great news! Resilience is the product of something we have all had since [...]
BY LeAna Norman, Student Clinical psychology, fielding graduate university Black History Month is much more than a month that only has twenty-eight days, and that celebrates important Black figures that America picks and chooses to highlight. Black history is much deeper and more colorful than what is highlighted in textbooks and the media. More specifically, the Black being has been arguably credited as the inspiration for modern civilization. As a psychology doctoral student, I have gained a better understanding of the importance of mental health and the psychopathology of mental illnesses. So, when I hear or see influential Black figures of [...]
BY Sheila turner, Student Clinical psychology, fielding graduate university Dr. Alex L. Pieterse frames racism as “an intentional system of POWER built on social difference…DESIGNED to restrict opportunity, PROFIT on oppression and JUSTIFY its actions by the FALSE ideology of white superiority (emphasis Pieterse, Pieterse, 2020). With the racial incidences in the United States during the last year, despite their occurrence in the previous 400 years, there has been a particular interest in anti-Black racism. Specifically, non-people of color have decided to take on the banner of what it means to be anti-racist in a racist society. To be anti-racist means [...]