Fielding’s Dr. Kathy Geller is part of an international team of scholars being honored with the “MED Global Forum Best Symposium Award” at the 82nd Academy of Management Conference

2022-07-01T15:06:53-07:00

Fielding’s HOD program director, Kathy Geller, Ph.D., is part of an international team of scholars being honored with the “MED Global Forum Best Symposium Award” at the 82nd Academy of Management Conference The winning symposium will be presented on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Founded in 1936, the Academy of Management (AOM) is an internationally recognized professional association for scholars and practitioners of management and organizations. This year’s conference anticipates over 7,000 members in attendance. Each year at the AOM annual conference, divisions within the Academy bestow awards including the MED Global Forum Best Symposium Award. This award recognizes the symposium [...]

Fielding’s Dr. Kathy Geller is part of an international team of scholars being honored with the “MED Global Forum Best Symposium Award” at the 82nd Academy of Management Conference2022-07-01T15:06:53-07:00

School District Leaders as Agents of Equity and Public Education Futures

2022-06-24T13:49:08-07:00

by Zabrina Epps, Fellow, Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education. Abstract Purpose: This study examines education system leaders as agents of equity and future education systems by exploring their perceptions of themselves in the role. Methodology: The research employed in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven superintendents throughout North America to obtain their perceptions of themselves as equity advocates and of possible alternative futures of their school districts. Findings: Six categories of leader agency (i.e., the capacities for intentionality, forethought, action, and reflection; Bandura, 2006) emerged from the narratives. Recommendations: Educational leadership training, certification criteria, and professional development should integrate [...]

School District Leaders as Agents of Equity and Public Education Futures2022-06-24T13:49:08-07:00

The Influence Continuum Podcast: Living a Full Life with Judy Stevens-Long, Ph.D.

2022-05-13T22:32:03-07:00

The Influence Continuum Podcast is produced by Fielding alum Steven Hassan, Ph.D.  Steven Hassan, Ph.D., is one of the leading experts on cults and undue influence in the world. His recent book, The Cult of Trump, is already a bestseller.  On the podcast, Dr. Hasan explains HOW mind control works and how to protect yourself from its grips. In the recent episode, Dr. Hassan discussed living a full life and dying well with Fielding’s Faculty Emerita Judy Stevens-Long, Ph.D. Dr. Stevens-Long is an internationally known researcher in adult development, the author of four editions of Adult life, developmental processes, and [...]

The Influence Continuum Podcast: Living a Full Life with Judy Stevens-Long, Ph.D.2022-05-13T22:32:03-07:00

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

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

Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours

2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00

This essay first appeared in The EvoLLLution®, an online newspaper for higher education: https://bit.ly/3LabagTGlen Canyon, a ghostly presence in southern Utah under Lake Powell for almost 60 years, is now re-emerging. The canyon’s return is a consequence of the decades-old drought that is also affecting water levels elsewhere across the American Southwest. As Lake Powell’s water level continues to plummet, native plant species and waterfalls have awakened from a watery slumber. Scientists are eagerly studying Glen Canyon’s seemingly swift recovery, as it is just one example of nature’s resilience. Since the pandemic, and as people sheltered at home, that resiliency has [...]

Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00

Earth Day Reflections from the Ventura Botanical Gardens

2022-05-12T19:15:13-07:00

by Tracy N. Long, Ph.D. Over the last two years, more people have discovered what many already knew, the healing power of experiencing nature in beautiful outdoor spaces. We were encouraged to go outside, breath fresh air, and get some exercise during the pandemic. We heard that enjoying the natural world was good for our physical and psychological health. This was not news for some of us who are lucky enough to spend most of our time outdoors. Hoodia As the administrative director of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, I am keenly aware of how beneficial a visit to [...]

Earth Day Reflections from the Ventura Botanical Gardens2022-05-12T19:15:13-07:00

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

Is Being an Ally Enough?

2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00

By Fielding alum Theresa Southam, Ph.D. (HOD’20) Awareness of inequities in this world continues to grow. Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s responses to the 94 calls for action amass in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to longstanding health inequities in the United States. The murder of George Floyd has made many reflect on the complicit nature of bystanders and systemic racism. It is difficult to ignore one’s role in colonization, inequity, and racism. To change, academics and non-academics may embrace the role of ally. Being an ally involves awareness of the horrific histories that have led to systemic [...]

Is Being an Ally Enough?2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00
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