Alum Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida to Keynote New York City Negotiation Conference 2022

2022-11-10T13:03:15-08:00

Alum Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, ’00, and Certificate of Specialization in Professional Sociological Practice, ’98) is a keynote speaker at the New York City Negotiation Conference 2022 on Nov. 11. The Schranner Negotiation Institute’s Negotiation Conference brings together world-renowned negotiation experts from multiple sectors, including business, politics, law enforcement, sports, and media. The Schranner Negotiation Institute’s mission is to bring the global negotiation community together. It is the leading organization supporting difficult negotiations. Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida Dr. Fisher-Yoshida currently serves as Vice Chair of Faculty and Program Director, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, at [...]

Alum Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida to Keynote New York City Negotiation Conference 20222022-11-10T13:03:15-08:00

Designing For Collaboration: Groundbreaking Research by Fielding’s Brenda Barker Scott and Michael R. Manning

2022-08-29T08:40:38-07:00

Brenda Barker Scott, Ph.D. Recent alum Brenda Barker Scott, Ph.D.’20, has her work published in two leading academic journals in the organization development discipline, Research in Organizational Change and Development and The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Her work on the factors contributing to widespread collaborative capacity in organizations builds on the dissertation she completed, guided by her doctoral committee—Barbara Mink, Ed.D., Fred Steier, Ph.D., Michael Manning, Ph.D., and Sarah Evans. Before starting her doctoral journey at Fielding in the Human and Organizational Development Program, Brenda Barker Scott, Ph.D.’20, was a practitioner who consulted with organizations for two [...]

Designing For Collaboration: Groundbreaking Research by Fielding’s Brenda Barker Scott and Michael R. Manning2022-08-29T08:40:38-07:00

Finding Moments of Awakening After Trauma

2022-07-14T13:05:35-07:00

Transforming: Finding Moments of Awakening After Trauma Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, “a proud Sierra Leonean-Canadian, who was born in Germany” and studied in the United States and Canada, is many things to many people—and they are all good. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, Ph.D. Whether domestically or internationally, she’s known as a trusted leader to organizations, communities, and even to other leaders in search of possibilities and ways to “ignite transformation in the complex issues they face.” In other words, “I help leaders move from being stuck…to purposeful action that helps them move forward instead of spinning their wheels,” she shared in [...]

Finding Moments of Awakening After Trauma2022-07-14T13:05:35-07:00

Media Psychology Alum Linda Durnell, Ph.D., Promoted to Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

2022-07-12T12:09:33-07:00

Effective August 2022, Media Psychology Program Alum Linda Durnell, Ph.D., will serve as Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Linda Durnell, Ph.D. As a media psychologist, Durnell teaches and offers the analysis of the impact technology and media can have on human behavior in the areas of consumer behavior, retail analytics, branding, and marketing communications. At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, she teaches Consumer Behavior, which focuses on consumer decision-making based on theoretical and empirical findings from psychology, anthropology, and sociology and includes engagement, emotions, and social influences. Durnell shares: “I want to thank everyone at [...]

Media Psychology Alum Linda Durnell, Ph.D., Promoted to Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School2022-07-12T12:09:33-07:00

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
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