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

2022-01-14T00:58:22+00:00

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 Faculty2022-01-14T00:58:22+00:00

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

2021-12-17T18:44:57+00:00

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 Award2021-12-17T18:44:57+00:00

The National Diversity Collaborative Certificate Program at Fielding

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

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+00:00

Using Language to Encourage Others

2021-12-15T00:20:35+00:00

Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. Words play a huge part in promoting an invitational environment in schools, words have power. They build up people and give them the mindset that they can do it, but words can tear down people leaving them with the impression that they are nothing and never will be anything. Educators must have a higher consciousness of our words. At probably no other time in history has the need been so [...]

Using Language to Encourage Others2021-12-15T00:20:35+00:00

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)

2021-12-13T18:25:22+00:00

James W. Ptak, EdD With great sadness, we share with our Fielding community that alum James W. Ptak, EdD, passed away on November 12, 2021. In his dissertation, titled “From Chaos to Individual and Collective Well-Being: A Worldview Transformation (Engaging Concentration-Activated Transformation within Soliloquy),” he explored a personal journey of moving from a dominant worldview (DW) toward Indigenous worldview (IW). Dr. Ptak described his dissertation as first-person, soliloquy research that enabled him, as a dominant worldview-oriented individual, “to embrace, persist, and prevail in Indigenous wisdom-based well-being to gain balance and harmony within myself, my sense of humanity, and [...]

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)2021-12-13T18:25:22+00:00

Fielding Alum Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. Recognized With Positive Aging Award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

2021-12-03T01:10:33+00:00

Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. The 2021 awards for the "15 over 50" Osher Celebration takes place on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 12 noon to celebrate and honor those in their second half of life who exemplify positive aging. Fielding Graduate University's EdD alum, Dr. Bill Dailey Jr., will receive the "Positive Aging Award" along with other fellow elders being honored. Dr. Dailey, a professor at Fresno Pacific University, is a longtime advocate for the disabled and the elderly.  His dissertation research at Fielding, "Elder Stories: Having an Influence Among Aging and Disability Practitioners," examined life stories of [...]

Fielding Alum Dr. Bill Dailey Jr. Recognized With Positive Aging Award from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)2021-12-03T01:10:33+00:00

New Special Edition of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship Features Military Connected Scholars.

2021-10-07T17:22:14+00:00

New Special Edition of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) inspired by Fielding features work by–and about–military connected scholars. Fielding alumnus Dr. Bart Buechner credits the Fielding Veterans Connections group, and the Fielding Graduate University Press monograph, as inspirations for a newly released journal edition that highlights collaborative with, about, and for emerging scholars with connections to the military and veterans communities. Bart served as co-editor of the project, which spanned three years. Dr. Barton Buechner According to Dr. Buechner, “Working with Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Dr. Miguel Guilarte on Monograph 8, Veteran and Family [...]

New Special Edition of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship Features Military Connected Scholars.2021-10-07T17:22:14+00:00

Fielding stands in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

2021-08-30T01:24:48+00:00

Sycora Wilson-James, EdD Fielding is a member of  the professional academic consortium of 117 university schools of education that seeks to advance the importance and rigor of the education doctorate. Thus, we stand in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) in denouncing The Wall Street Journal’s publication of Joseph Epstein’s belittling op-ed towards Dr. Jill Biden and disregard for her doctorate degree. Statement by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate in Response to The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on Dr. Jill Biden and the Education Doctorate Fielding's EdD in Leadership for Change June [...]

Fielding stands in solidarity with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)2021-08-30T01:24:48+00:00

Dolores Bunnell Scholarship Aims to Support Early Childhood Educators

2021-08-27T17:49:43+00:00

This scholarship is available to incoming students to help defer the cost of attending the first year of graduate studies at Fielding. Fielding alum (HOD’98) and Trustee Emerita Karin Bunnell, PhD, honors her mother, Dolores (Dee) Bunnell, by establishing a scholarship for early childhood educators and professionals. Mrs. Dolores Bunnell with her students, class of 1978 Human development begins the day a child is born. The experience of early childhood has the most significant impact on one’s life. Birth through age six is a golden opportunity to help children become compassionate and curious youngsters. “Early childhood educators understand [...]

Dolores Bunnell Scholarship Aims to Support Early Childhood Educators2021-08-27T17:49:43+00:00

Tiner-Witt Educational Advancement Scholarship Announced

2020-11-05T15:04:06+00:00

The EdD Leadership for Change Program at Fielding Graduate University is proud to announce the new scholarship honoring long-term faculty members and leaders of the Program, Dr. Kathy Tiner and Dr. Judy Witt. Dr. Kathy Tiner The scholarship honors Dr. Kathy Tiner and Dr. Judy Witt, long-time academic leaders and faculty members of our EdD program. Over the years, both invested their passion, skills, and time in helping the Program's students and alumni develop into strong change agents who have transformed educational and social service agencies, systems, districts, and schools—in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary domains. This scholarship, bearing their [...]

Tiner-Witt Educational Advancement Scholarship Announced2020-11-05T15:04:06+00:00
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