Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2022-01-15T14:17:23+00:00

January 17, 2022 Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Lessons on Education” Nearly half a century ago, Fielding’s founders envisioned a nationally recognized graduate school, where motivated, mid-career, mid-life learners would emerge transformed. Since 1974, Fielding has applied their ideas, and we have surpassed the founders’ wildest dreams for adult teaching and learning. Gratifying still is the opportunity we have every day to celebrate Fielding students and alumni who benefit from an innovative educational experience and are proud change agents in the community, the workplace, and the world. They are also committed to [...]

Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.2022-01-15T14:17:23+00:00

Janet Garufis is awarded Fielding Graduate University’s Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Humane Letters

2022-01-14T00:55:26+00:00

“Compassionate, distinguished, and exemplary are three words that embody the many contributions Janet Garufis has made to our community and our university. We are grateful to be able to rely on her wisdom and her commitment to our mission of lifelong learning, social justice, and advancement for individuals, organizations, communities, and society. It is with great honor that we will confer an honorary doctorate of humane letters to signify the immense impact she has had on Fielding Graduate University.” – Katrina S. Rogers, Ph.D, President, Fielding Graduate University Janet Garufis On January 15, 2022, Janet Garufis will [...]

Janet Garufis is awarded Fielding Graduate University’s Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Humane Letters2022-01-14T00:55:26+00:00

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

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”

2022-01-03T20:38:27+00:00

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”  And, In Fact, Could Save Us from Extinction During President Clinton’s election, the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” was coined. It should have been “It’s the worldview, stupid.” When Obama used “Change we can believe in” for his slogan, I told him, without a worldview change, things will stay the same.” — Joseph Ohayon Better understood as "what is" (fact) and "what ought to be" (value), the fact/value distinction is the thin line between what is truth and what is right. — Charlie [...]

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”2022-01-03T20:38:27+00:00

From Lateral Violence to Lateral Kindness — Decolonizing Our Relationships

2021-12-23T19:22:26+00:00

Coaching in Context series From Lateral Violence to Lateral Kindness — Decolonizing Our Relationships How do we identify and overcome some of the most abrasive forms of incivility within our various communities and work towards building an ethic of care? How do our actions perpetuate the very systems we seek to change? Through this workshop, we will not only identify how lateral violence manifests and is maintained by a colonial mindset, but more importantly, we will explore ways to liberate ourselves from this cycle of oppression and build a more respectful and healing workplace. The workshop will introduce [...]

From Lateral Violence to Lateral Kindness — Decolonizing Our Relationships2021-12-23T19:22:26+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

Joy Don Baker, Ph.D., RN-BC, named a Fellow of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).

2021-12-03T21:30:33+00:00

Joy Don Baker, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN, was named a Fellow of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). A Fellow of AORN is recognized as a perioperative nurse leader who has made significant contributions to the perioperative profession. Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, FAORN Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC, FAORN, FAAN has been a practicing perioperative nurse for over 40 years serving in roles from staff nurse to administrative levels in hospitals across the US. She currently teaches Evidence-Based Practice in the graduate nursing program of the College of Nursing and [...]

Joy Don Baker, Ph.D., RN-BC, named a Fellow of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).2021-12-03T21:30:33+00:00
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