AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon

2024-05-09T08:50:53-07:00

AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon Santa Barbara, CA – The Association for Women in Communications – Santa Barbara (AWC-SB) recognized four outstanding local educational leaders at the 16th annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 1. “Celebrating our educational champions highlights the pivotal role of communication in their leadership journey,” said Hilary S. Lyn, AWC-SB Board President and Fielding Graduate University Director of Alumni Relations. “The impact of their work underscores the importance of effective dialogue in driving positive change and shaping future generations.” More than 150 guests, including AWC-SB members, public [...]

AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon2024-05-09T08:50:53-07:00

Two Chosen as 2024’s Clinical Psychology Program DEI Award Recipients

2024-05-07T10:07:37-07:00

The Clinical Psychology DEI Committee has chosen its 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipients: Nathan Smith, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student, and Lauren Mizock, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology core faculty. Nathan Smith This award recognizes the contributions students and faculty make to advance DEI work. We asked this year’s recipients about their DEI work and what this award means to them. What does receiving this award mean to you? Nathan Smith: I feel seen and heard. Receiving the Clinical Psychology program’s DEI student award means the world to me and affirms my passion for working with racial and [...]

Two Chosen as 2024’s Clinical Psychology Program DEI Award Recipients2024-05-07T10:07:37-07:00

Provost Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D., Presenting at the Western Psychological Association Convention on April 26

2024-04-24T08:19:04-07:00

Provost Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D., Presenting at the Western Psychological Association Convention on April 26 Provost and Senior VP Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D. Distinguished Speaker will be presenting at the Western Psychological Association Convention on April 26. The title of her presentation is On Refusal and Recovery: Black Women and Girls Lead Anyway. Provost Williams will delve into the resilience of Black women and girls in leadership roles, despite facing numerous challenges. Drawing from her book, "Black Women at Work: On Refusal and Recovery," and her experiences interviewing Black women leaders on her podcast, "She Been Ready! The Podcast," Dr. [...]

Provost Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D., Presenting at the Western Psychological Association Convention on April 262024-04-24T08:19:04-07:00

Fielding Appoints Dr. Katherine McGraw as Director of the Marie Fielder Center

2024-04-02T09:00:10-07:00

Fielding is proud to announce that Katherine McGraw, Ph.D., is now the Director of the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education. The Marie Fielder Center encourages research that addresses today’s educational and social problems. Dr. McGraw takes over the role after the passing of Dr. Orlando L. Taylor earlier this year. As a long-term mentee and colleague of Dr. Taylor, Dr. McGraw is honored to take on this role, in addition to her current role of Associate Provost of Research, Extramural Funding, and Faculty Development. Drs. Orlando Taylor and Katie McGraw “This appointment is so significant [...]

Fielding Appoints Dr. Katherine McGraw as Director of the Marie Fielder Center2024-04-02T09:00:10-07:00

Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D., Provides Opening Remarks for Psychologists in Racial Justice Conference

2024-03-25T11:06:04-07:00

Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D., Provides Opening Remarks for Psychologists in Racial Justice Conference Provost and Senior Vice President Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D., gave opening remarks for the inaugural Psychologists in Racial Justice Conference on March 15. The conference’s theme was “If Race is a Social Construction, Why Does It Matter So Much?” Conference topics included addressing and challenging whiteness in training and practice, making race and racism explicit in mental health practice, research for racial justice, breakout sessions, and more. The Psychologists for Racial Justice is a collection of psychologists trained in the tradition of Dr. Janet E. Helms, creator [...]

Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D., Provides Opening Remarks for Psychologists in Racial Justice Conference2024-03-25T11:06:04-07:00

Join Fielding Alums for “The Arc of Our Universe Bends Toward Justice” on March 6

2024-02-29T14:10:19-08:00

Join Fielding Alums for “The Arc of Our Universe Bends Toward Justice” on March 6 The mental health sector is currently experiencing heightened activity. Profound existential concerns regarding safety and survival linger deeply in the human psyche, posing barriers to harmonious coexistence among individuals from diverse cultural, religious, and physical backgrounds. You are invited to join alums Dr. Ruth D. Edwards and Dr. Loretta M. Hobbs for an Ethnography Salon 2024 event titled "The Arc of Our Universe Bends Toward Justice" on Wednesday, March 6, from 7-8:30 a.m. PT | 10-11:30 a.m. ET. This session will delve into the allegorical [...]

Join Fielding Alums for “The Arc of Our Universe Bends Toward Justice” on March 62024-02-29T14:10:19-08:00

Black History Month: African Americans and The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

2024-02-28T07:28:41-08:00

Black History Month: African Americans and The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 By Sheila Turner Over the last couple of years, there have been continued stories and discussions about the United States Voter Rights Act, a law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. Some states have sought to change or implement policies to limit and/or make it difficult for African Americans to exercise their right to vote. I want to highlight some heroes who fought for our voting rights.  I will briefly discuss the works of Thomas Mundy Peterson, Mary Church Terrell, Fannie Lou Hamer, [...]

Black History Month: African Americans and The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act of 19652024-02-28T07:28:41-08:00

Black History Month: Why Black Mental Health Matters

2024-02-26T16:02:31-08:00

Black History Month: Why Black Mental Health Matters By Sheila Turner Despite efforts in awareness and advocacy, the mental health needs of Black people remain under-addressed. From race-based and historical traumas to systemic inequalities, various factors contribute to the challenges faced by African American and Black individuals in navigating their mental health journeys. Let us reflect on why Black mental health matters and why it is essential to prioritize it. First, we must understand the historical context. The legacy of slavery, segregation, and ongoing racial discrimination has left scars on the spirit of the Black communities. From the brutality of [...]

Black History Month: Why Black Mental Health Matters2024-02-26T16:02:31-08:00

Black Student Association Hosting Diversity Speaker Series with Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D.

2024-02-23T13:23:49-08:00

Black Student Association Hosting Diversity Speaker Series with Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D. The Black Student Association invites the Fielding community to its Diversity Speaker Series event on March 4 from 4:30-6 p.m. PT | 7:30-9 p.m. ET. This discussion will center on balancing well-being in the academic community with Provost and Senior Vice President Wendi S. Williams, Ph.D. Provost Williams will share her refusal, recovery, and reclamation expertise. Register for Event Additionally, the Black Student Association invites all visual artists and creators from the Fielding community (students, alums, staff, faculty) to create and donate pieces of their artwork [...]

Black Student Association Hosting Diversity Speaker Series with Provost Wendi Williams, Ph.D.2024-02-23T13:23:49-08:00

Fielding to Host State of Diversity Summit on Feb 21

2024-02-12T14:35:57-08:00

2023 has been a year of tremendous change both nationally and internationally. As we move through 2024, our university’s 50th Anniversary, we will find that Fielding’s work in advancing inclusive excellence continues to transform and grow in new and innovative ways.   Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 8-9.30 a.m. P.T./11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. ET, for the State of Diversity Summit.   The State of Diversity Summit will offer insights into where Fielding has grown in the past two years, where we are now, and where we are headed as we face the headwinds of national and international change. The event will [...]

Fielding to Host State of Diversity Summit on Feb 212024-02-12T14:35:57-08:00
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