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

Fielding Graduate University at the Pacific Pride Festival

2022-09-06T13:03:40-07:00

Fielding Graduate University supported the 2022 Pacific Pride Festival, “Pride at the Beach,”  with a sponsor booth. The festival took place this past weekend on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Chase Palm Park along the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline. The annual event celebrates the LGBTQ+ local, national, and worldwide communities. This year’s “Pride at the Beach” event had a particular focus on inclusion and belonging, two shared values of Fielding Graduate University. Fielding’s participation in the Pride event was organized by Erica Fichter, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, and included close to a dozen Fielding staff volunteers from across the [...]

Fielding Graduate University at the Pacific Pride Festival2022-09-06T13:03:40-07:00

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

Faculty Member Rich Appelbaum Pens an Op-Ed on Rent Stabilization

2022-07-26T11:31:38-07:00

Faculty Member Rich Appelbaum Pens an Op-Ed on Rent Stabilization Human and Organizational Development faculty member Richard Appelbaum, Ph.D., pens an op-ed with UCSB professor Alice O’Connor, Ph.D., titled, Rent Stabilization Is a Necessary Tool, for The Santa Barbara Independent. They write: Richard Appelbaum, Ph.D. In comprehensive and authoritative surveys of rent regulation in California and across the U.S., researchers from the University of Southern California, the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and the Washington, DC-based Urban Institute offer careful assessments of what well-designed and implemented rent stabilization measures can accomplish. Far from “never succeeding,” these and [...]

Faculty Member Rich Appelbaum Pens an Op-Ed on Rent Stabilization2022-07-26T11:31:38-07:00

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
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