Passing of Fielding Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D.

2022-01-21T20:08:53+00:00

Sam Osherson, Ph.D. With great sadness, we share the news about the loss of beloved colleague Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D. A four-day auto-immune storm (ITP) destroyed his platelets and his life. Sam loved teaching at Fielding. He was a dear colleague, an excellent scholar, a caring practitioner, and a prolific writer. Sam held a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Harvard University. He researched and wrote about the complexities of adult life. Sam’s legacy lives on at Fielding. He was the founding director of the Alonso Center [...]

Passing of Fielding Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D.2022-01-21T20:08:53+00:00

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

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

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

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

Fielding Doctoral Student, Donna Richemond Appointed Montgomery County’s New Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2021-12-01T23:28:57+00:00

Donna L. Richemond, MA Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, appointed Donna Richemond as its inaugural Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Richemond has more than twenty years of experience in leadership roles in higher education and community positions. She is the first person to assume this new role with Montgomery County. The position was established to lead efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for County employees and residents. In reflecting on the new Chief of DEI position, Ms. Richemond wrote, "All the work I have done to this point has led me to this position - my [...]

Fielding Doctoral Student, Donna Richemond Appointed Montgomery County’s New Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2021-12-01T23:28:57+00:00

Fielding Faculty and National Geographic Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts Receives Emeritus Appointment and Honored with Endowment

2021-11-19T18:58:21+00:00

Fielding Faculty and National Geographic Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts Receives Emeritus Appointment and Honored with Endowment Long-term faculty member, director of Fielding University Press, National Geographic author, historian, film director, and award-winning author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, D.Litt., was named Faculty Emeritus in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. Drs. Katrina Rogers, Jean-Pierre Isbouts, and Pauline Albert The Faculty Emeritus nomination was made by faculty colleagues and the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the resolution to honor Dr. Isbouts for his dedicated service to the University and its students. The appointment was conferred on November 11, 2021. [...]

Fielding Faculty and National Geographic Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts Receives Emeritus Appointment and Honored with Endowment2021-11-19T18:58:21+00:00
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