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Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change/Ph.D. in Human Development Webinar

Fielding’s Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change program applies systems theory, management studies, and social sciences to create new approaches to organizational leadership. Our Ph.D. in Human Development program emphasizes adult development in personal, organizational, and cultural settings in preparation for careers in teaching, administration, consulting, and leadership. 

Join Program Director Kathy Geller, Ph.D., for an in-depth look at earning the Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change or the Ph.D. in Human Development. In this webinar, we’ll identify key attributes of each program, discuss Fielding’s unique educational model, review application requirements, and wrap up with a brief Q&A. 

Ph.D. in ODC Program Benefits

  • Develop leadership skills to promote innovation and sustainable change
  • Pursue your research interests through an individualized learning path
  • Work at home or while traveling via distributed learning
  • Learn new designs for change to help organizations thrive

Ph.D. in HD Program Benefits

  • Develop creative leadership skills
  • Promote innovation and sustainable change
  • Prepare for a leadership career in teaching, administration, and consulting
  • Pursue your research interests through an individualized learning plan
  • Work at home or while traveling via distributed learning
  • Study adult development in personal, organizational, and cultural settings
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Kathy Geller, Ph.D.

About Kathy D. Geller

Kathy D. Geller, Ph.D. joined Fielding Graduate University as Program Director of the Human and Organization Development Programs in September 2021. Prior to her “return” to Fielding, (she is a HOS graduate from 2004), she was Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University from 2010 to 2021 in the Ed.D in Leadership and Management Program. She designed and delivered sustainable leadership and research courses for the hybrid programs in Sacramento and Philadelphia. and also taught fully online cohorts integrating transformative learning pedagogy into the delivery of experientially designed courses.

From 2016 to 2019, she was Program Director for Drexel’s 350-person EdD program, which received the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year Award for 2019. During her tenure, Dr. Geller chaired more than 50 dissertation committees and served as a faculty reader on another 25 committees.

Before joining the Drexel team, Dr. Geller was a part-time Lecturer in the Columbia University Teachers’ College Summer Principals’ Academy, a leading-edge Master’s Program (2005 – 2008). She also served as Adjunct Professor teaching core doctoral courses in Leadership for the EdD Doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University in both Asia and the United States (2004 – 2010).

As a practitioner, Dr. Geller brings a breadth and depth of experience in leadership development and organizational effectiveness. She served as Associate Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness and Learning at Stanford University (2008 – 2010). For ten years, she lived in Asia and during that time she served as Vice President/Global Head of Management Development and Chief Curriculum Architect for a 70,000-person British financial services organization focused on Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (1998 – 2003); and was Founder and Managing Principal for Areté Leadership International Ltd, (2004 – 2012) a consultancy whose clients included Microsoft, The United Nations, UBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Stanford University, and other organizations in Asia and the U.S.

Dr. Geller has authored and edited two books, Transnational Leadership Development (AMA, 2009) and Innovations in Transformative Learning: Space, Culture and the Arts (Peter Lang, 2009), both related to her Doctoral research and her ongoing commitment to integrating transformative learning practices in leadership development.

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