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

VP of DEI: Reflections on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

2022-05-12T19:14:48-07:00

Dear Fielding Community, I am writing to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we journey through life, we meet people who have lived through extraordinary circumstances. It is hard to imagine how individuals not only survive instances of deep trauma but manage to find a way to live in and with a world that betrayed them at some point in their life. It is harder still when the extraordinary circumstance involves unspeakable inhumane acts. The betrayal becomes a moral betrayal against life itself – the deepest cut of all. As an undergraduate college student, I was blessed to learn from [...]

VP of DEI: Reflections on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day2022-05-12T19:14:48-07:00

Dr. Szabi Ishtai Zee: The Passing of a True Scholar, Educator, Artist, and Activist

2022-05-12T19:15:33-07:00

In Memory of Dr. Szabi Ishtai Zee We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Szabi Ishtai Zee, Educational Leadership for Change Faculty Emeritus. Dr. Szabi Ishtai Zee Since coming to Fielding, Dr. Zee has served the School of Educational Leadership for Change (now incorporated into the School of Leadership Studies) from its inception and for more than twenty-four years. He was an exemplary scholar, faculty member, leader, and friend. He has served us as Mentor to and Chair of two hundred doctoral students, a member of three-hundred dissertation committees as Faculty Reader or Research Faculty. Most [...]

Dr. Szabi Ishtai Zee: The Passing of a True Scholar, Educator, Artist, and Activist2022-05-12T19:15:33-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity

2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity Higher Education Leadership Panel Discussion Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM Los Angeles | 1:00 – 2:00 PM New York Community colleges play a significant role in the U.S. educational system: they offer flexible access to educational opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds. Join School of Leadership Studies Dean Dr. Barbara Mink and her distinguished guests. The panel of experts in the field will discuss how community colleges nationwide have the potential to advance social justice and economic equity in the U.S. Register for Event [...]

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

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

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award

2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

Contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging recognized The 2021 Fielding Creative Longevity and Wisdom Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award is presented to Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D., for his contributions to visionary leadership in positive aging. Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Whitehouse’s accomplishments include the establishment of The Intergenerational School, a unique public multi-age community school co-founded with his wife, Catherine. His fields of endeavor include cognitive/brain health, integrated health care, intergenerational learning, interprofessional practice, deep bioethics, organizational aesthetics, narrative epistemology, transmedia performance arts, civilization transformation, and play. He leads the InterHub in the Presencing Institute (MIT) and was [...]

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Receives Creative Longevity and Wisdom Award2022-01-27T19:30:37-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00

The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bill White William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.” The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by [...]

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding2021-12-16T18:22:20-08:00
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