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PhD in Human Development – Info Session Webinar

Info Session Webinar

PhD in Human Development

Fielding’s PhD in Human Development (HD) program emphasizes adult development in personal, organizational, and cultural settings in preparation for careers in teaching, administration, consulting, and leadership.

Join doctoral faculty and program lead, Dorothy Agger-Gupta, PhD, for an in-depth look at earning the PhD in Human Development. In this webinar, we’ll identify key attributes of the program, discuss Fielding’s unique educational model, review application requirements, and wrap up with a brief Q&A.

PhD 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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About the Presenter


Dr. Dorothy Agger-Gupta is Program Director and Professor in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Her international research and scholarship integrates digital technology and social media, healthcare systems, art, and social justice within organizations. Throughout her professional and academic career, she has worked within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. As a professor, she has supervised over 60 doctoral dissertations authored by students from several countries including Canada, Kenya, China, Colombia, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, United States, and Italy. Her research interests and publications involve art and social justice (particularly women’s art), leadership, phenomenography, action research, and variation theory within organizations and health care settings. Her extensive professional career includes technology and computer systems development, social and child welfare work, and art.

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