Alum Lawrence Drake, Ph.D., Appointed Bethune-Cookman University Interim President

2022-06-19T17:08:53-07:00

Media Psychology Program alum Dr. Lawrence Drake, II, appointed Interim President at Bethune-Cookman University. Lawrence M. Drake II, Ph.D. According to Ormond Beach Observer, Drake currently serves as Dean of B-CU’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship and has been instrumental in designing and co-sponsoring the University’s strategic review process, “Re-Imagining B-CU: Now, Next and Beyond.” Drake will continue serving as CBE’s dean in his new interim role. Drake enjoyed an impressive 21-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, where he held several key positions, including Division President & CEO of Nigeria and Equatorial Africa Division. This role included global [...]

Alum Lawrence Drake, Ph.D., Appointed Bethune-Cookman University Interim President2022-06-19T17:08:53-07:00

Fielding Welcomes Its Own as New Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: Meet June Rumiko Klein, Ed.D.

2022-06-13T14:19:37-07:00

June Rumiko Klein, Ed.D.'10, an award-winning business and civic leader, is Fielding Graduate University’s new vice president and chief financial officer. In the role since April 2022, Klein serves as a key member of President Katrina Rogers’ leadership team and heads Fielding’s Department of Administration and Facilities. She also oversees all financial resources for the University—including treasury responsibilities, insurance, and grants administration. Before she joined Fielding, Klein was vice president for business affairs and CFO at Palo Alto University, positions she held for 20 years. June Rumiko Klein, Ed.D. Since stepping into her new position, the former Fielding [...]

Fielding Welcomes Its Own as New Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: Meet June Rumiko Klein, Ed.D.2022-06-13T14:19:37-07:00

Alum Telletha Valenski, Ed.D., Appointed Director of West Campus at San Juan College

2022-06-13T14:21:02-07:00

STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Leadership for Change Program alum Telletha Valenski, EdD’21, will serve as the next director of West Campus at San Juan College.  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Valenski was a School Health Education Specialist with Northern Navajo Medical Center. She also served on New Mexico State Chiropractic Board. Dr. Valenski is a founder and board member of Dream Diné Charter School.  Dr. Valenski’s dissertation title is Dancing to Learn Navajo: Assessing Levels of Perceived Learning Enjoyment in Young Dual-Language Navajo Students following a Short Session of Aerobic Dance. For her dissertation research, Dr. Valenski introduced a dose of [...]

Alum Telletha Valenski, Ed.D., Appointed Director of West Campus at San Juan College2022-06-13T14:21:02-07:00

Alum Suzanne Ames, Ed.D., Named Peninsula College’s Next President

2022-06-13T14:21:19-07:00

FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Peninsula College names Dr. Suzanne Ames the next president. Board of Trustees Chair Mike Glenn shared: “Dr. Ames has worked her entire career preparing for this opportunity, and we could not be more pleased she will be the next President of Peninsula College. Her open, collaborative leadership style and commitment to teaching and learning will be a great asset to the College community.” Suzanne Ames, Ed.D. Dr. Ames previously served as Associate Vice President of Instruction at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Dr. Ames earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Change [...]

Alum Suzanne Ames, Ed.D., Named Peninsula College’s Next President2022-06-13T14:21:19-07:00

Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., appointed Executive Director of Catalina Museum for Art and History

2022-06-13T14:21:30-07:00

FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Catalina Museum for Art and History announces Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., as the museum’s new Executive Director.  Prior to joining the museum, Dr. Bergman served as the Executive Director of UCR ARTS, the University of California, Riverside’s internationally recognized arts center. Fielding Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Bergman has a long history of visiting Catalina Island with family and friends. Her family’s connection to the island was further strengthened when her daughter was married at Descanso Beach. She is also passionate about sea kayaking and looks forward to [...]

Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., appointed Executive Director of Catalina Museum for Art and History2022-06-13T14:21:30-07:00

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

2022-06-13T14:21:57-07:00

Tony Byers, Ph.D. FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Tony Byers, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Spenser Stuart, a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations. In the press release about his appointment, Dr. Byers says: “Elevating the outcomes of diversity, equity, and inclusion to one of the most important business imperatives of our time is my passion.” Dr. Byers is a 2006 graduate of Fielding’s Human and Organizational Development Program. His dissertation is “Building Support for Diversity Programs among Senior Management in Organizations.” He also authored The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity [...]

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer2022-06-13T14:21:57-07:00

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award

2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Aiden Hirshfield, PhD Media Psychology Program alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D.’19, is the 2022 recipient of the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award. The Award will partially fund his project, Providing Critical Support for ASL Interpreters in the Mental Health Setting. The project goals are to support and offer additional educational opportunities to American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who face considerable occupational stress and financial challenges. The project’s mission is to improve the vocational skills of interpreters. As part of the project, Dr. Hirshfield anticipates assessing how this training could affect ASL interpreters’ mental health and job functioning. The Award [...]

Alum Aiden Hirshfield, Ph.D., Receives the Dianne Kipnes Social Innovation Award2022-06-13T14:22:40-07:00

Fielding alum Thelma Jackson, EdD, featured in South Seattle Emerald

2022-06-13T14:24:25-07:00

Thelma Jackson, EdD (Photo courtesy of Rise Up for Students) FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT:  Fielding alum Thelma Jackson, EdD, a graduate of the Leadership for Change Program, was featured in Black History Today of the South Seattle Emerald for having “both planted and watered seeds of quiet impact for more than 30 years to create real change across the educational landscape.” Dr. Jackson graduated in 2002, and her dissertation research, Nurturing The Whole Learner: Education as Ministry, aimed at understanding the essence of young African American Academy successes against all odds. Her research contributed to understanding the “ministering [...]

Fielding alum Thelma Jackson, EdD, featured in South Seattle Emerald2022-06-13T14:24:25-07:00

Fielding EdD Student and STEM Educator Nominated for Nation’s Highest Honor

2022-06-13T14:24:46-07:00

Fielding EdD doctoral student and STEM Educator, Craig Young, was nominated recently for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Craig Young, EdD doctoral student and STEM educator Craig Young is Diné (Navajo) from the Great Navajo Nation and a U.S. Marine veteran. He is Honágháahnii, born for Kinłichíi’nii. His maternal grandfather is Tł’ááshchí’í, and his paternal grandfather is Nát’oh Dine’é Táchii’nii. As a recognized outstanding STEM educator, Mr. Young was nominated recently for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honor for STEM and computer science teachers. [...]

Fielding EdD Student and STEM Educator Nominated for Nation’s Highest Honor2022-06-13T14:24:46-07:00

Fielding Alum Harriette Rasmussen joins Drexel University’s School of Education Faculty

2022-06-13T14:25:06-07:00

Harriette Rasmussen joins Drexel University’s School of Education faculty Harriette Thurber Rasmussen, EdD Harriette Rasmussen is excited to have joined Drexel University’s School of Education where she works with a close-knit faculty dedicated to developing the next generation of change agents. While she will primarily be supervising dissertations, she will also teach leadership and research courses and engage in program development. Harriette received her EdD from Fielding Graduate University in 2015 and, under the tutelage of outstanding mentors (e.g., Four Arrows, Anna DiStefano, Lee Mahon) soon began her transition from K-12 to higher education. At Drexel, she [...]

Fielding Alum Harriette Rasmussen joins Drexel University’s School of Education Faculty2022-06-13T14:25:06-07:00
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