Office of Student Life and Thriving Website Now Available

2024-06-11T11:27:56-07:00

Visit the Office of Student Life and Thriving Website The Office of Student Life and Thriving’s website is now available for students and the Fielding community. Associate Provost for Student Life and Thriving Cherjanét Lenzy, Ph.D. The website programs and initiatives support students in their doctoral, Master’s, certificate, and post-doctoral scholarship and practice. The overarching goal is to ensure students are thriving and not just surviving. The Office of Student Life and Thriving’s work and ethic of care is centered on the following pillars: Community: Assisting students in developing support networks and communities of care through programs and [...]

Office of Student Life and Thriving Website Now Available2024-06-11T11:27:56-07:00

Fielding Recognizes Melissa Garcia for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership

2024-06-04T07:37:02-07:00

Melissa Garcia Melissa Garcia, a dedicated Ph.D. student in Organizational Development and Change at the School of Leadership Studies, received two prestigious Fielding scholarships. Melissa has been awarded the Janet Garufis Endowed Scholarship in Leadership and the Montecito Bank & Trust Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service. Melissa's journey in education exemplifies her passion for making a difference in the Santa Barbara community. With a schoolteacher background, she is now advancing her career as an education administrator, currently serving as Coordinator for Language Education Services at the Santa Barbara County Education [...]

Fielding Recognizes Melissa Garcia for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership2024-06-04T07:37:02-07:00

Student AMA Panel Kicks Off New Students’ Term

2024-06-04T03:59:40-07:00

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Panel The recent New Student Orientation (NSO) for Summer term featured a dynamic student-produced event: an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) panel. The format, inspired by a popular social media norm, encouraged live audience interaction and aimed to provide new students with a significant head start! Each panelist was selected to represent a diverse range of professional backgrounds, geographic locations, and research interests, offering new students potentially relatable and/or relevant perspectives. The eclectic group, sharing their experiences and insights about university life, was composed of six “senior”-level students and graduates including: Moderator/organizer Angel Burns, a PhD media [...]

Student AMA Panel Kicks Off New Students’ Term2024-06-04T03:59:40-07:00

Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation is Proud to Announce Its ISI Fellows for 2024-25

2024-05-23T10:37:16-07:00

The ISI Fellows Program offers Fielding alums an academic partner to continue their professional work, apply for external funding, and publicize their projects. ISI Fellows have one-year appointments with renewal contingent on progress and future plans. “Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) accepted 12 alums as Fellows for the 2024-2025 cycle,” said Charles McClintock, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Social Innovation. “Their work spans a wide range of content, from leadership and mental health to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ISI Fellows continue to pursue their research and professional development projects under the aegis of ISI, where they have support [...]

Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation is Proud to Announce Its ISI Fellows for 2024-252024-05-23T10:37:16-07:00

AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon

2024-05-09T08:50:53-07:00

AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon Santa Barbara, CA – The Association for Women in Communications – Santa Barbara (AWC-SB) recognized four outstanding local educational leaders at the 16th annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 1. “Celebrating our educational champions highlights the pivotal role of communication in their leadership journey,” said Hilary S. Lyn, AWC-SB Board President and Fielding Graduate University Director of Alumni Relations. “The impact of their work underscores the importance of effective dialogue in driving positive change and shaping future generations.” More than 150 guests, including AWC-SB members, public [...]

AWC-SB Honors Four Leaders in Education at Fielding Graduate University Sponsored Women of Achievement 2024 Awards Luncheon2024-05-09T08:50:53-07:00

Two Chosen as 2024’s Clinical Psychology Program DEI Award Recipients

2024-05-07T10:07:37-07:00

The Clinical Psychology DEI Committee has chosen its 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipients: Nathan Smith, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student, and Lauren Mizock, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology core faculty. Nathan Smith This award recognizes the contributions students and faculty make to advance DEI work. We asked this year’s recipients about their DEI work and what this award means to them. What does receiving this award mean to you? Nathan Smith: I feel seen and heard. Receiving the Clinical Psychology program’s DEI student award means the world to me and affirms my passion for working with racial and [...]

Two Chosen as 2024’s Clinical Psychology Program DEI Award Recipients2024-05-07T10:07:37-07:00

Fielding Doctoral Student Darius Ajai Frasure Performs His Poet’s Studio Series Piece “We, Us, Our.”

2023-11-30T09:46:53-08:00

North Texas poet, Darius Ajai Frasure, performs his piece "We, Us, Our" Poet's Studio series--an original production of KERA. This series was made possible with support from Texas Mutual. Special thanks to DaVerse Lounge. Video by the Digibees. MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE is a four-part series from executive producer, host and writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which premiered October 4th on PBS stations nationwide. Professor Gates, with directors Stacey L. Holman and Shayla Harris, chronicle the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” The series recounts [...]

Fielding Doctoral Student Darius Ajai Frasure Performs His Poet’s Studio Series Piece “We, Us, Our.”2023-11-30T09:46:53-08:00

Michele LaFleur Leaver Selected as a Best Reviewer Award Winner for AOM 2023

2023-10-27T08:54:42-07:00

Michele LaFleur Leaver, MS, MBA, MS, MA Fielding doctoral student Michele LaFleur Leaver was selected as a Best Reviewer Award Winner for the Academy of Management (AOM) Entrepreneurship Division 2023 program.In any scholarly endeavor, the role of a rigorous and constructive reviewer is often understated, yet it is essential for the advancement of research and scholarship. — Rachida Justo, Ph.D., 2023 Program Chair for the Entrepreneurship Division of AOMAccording to the 2023 Program Chair, Dr. Rachida Justo, the AOM Entrepreneurship Division is one of the largest in the Academy with more than 1,000 papers, symposia, and Professional Development Workshop (PDW) [...]

Michele LaFleur Leaver Selected as a Best Reviewer Award Winner for AOM 20232023-10-27T08:54:42-07:00

Fielding Alum Gisela Wendling Promoted to CEO of Grove Consultants International

2023-10-17T11:14:28-07:00

School of Leadership Studies Alum Promoted to CEO Dr. Gisela Wendling, Ph.D., (2005) was promoted to CEO of Grove Consultants International, one of the leading OD consulting firms in the world. Founded in 1977 by David Sibbet, The Grove Consultants International helps organizations, teams, and individuals envision and achieve change. They were among the first in the field of organization development to use visual techniques and tools in their work. With roots in visual facilitation, over several decades they have broadened their offerings to include team effectiveness, strategic planning, organization change, and communication design. They guide their clients through immersive and interactive processes. [...]

Fielding Alum Gisela Wendling Promoted to CEO of Grove Consultants International2023-10-17T11:14:28-07:00

ODC Doctoral Student Lynn Sitanimezi Invited Speaker at Boston University’s Black Media Symposium

2023-10-05T18:38:09-07:00

The Business Impact of DEI on Media Lyn Sitanimezi Lynn Sitanimezi ODC Doctoral Student was invited to participate as a speaker at a day-long symposium at BU. As part of a panel of DEI leaders, she illustrated why creating inclusive workplaces foster psychological safety and offered expert tips on how to create such flourishing work cultures. Black Media: Reflecting on the Past and Reimagining the Future is a day-long symposium created to highlight Black media professionals and their innovative and important work in the journalism, PR, marketing, advertising, and film industries. Symposium speakers have broken barriers in their [...]

ODC Doctoral Student Lynn Sitanimezi Invited Speaker at Boston University’s Black Media Symposium2023-10-05T18:38:09-07:00
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