By |Published On: October 1st, 2018|Categories: Marie Fielder Center|

The Graduate Fellows of the Marie Fielder Center and their research projects

Fielding’s Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership & Education selects current doctoral students to serve as Fielder Graduate Fellows. These individuals are selected through a competitive process from the university’s doctoral student body based upon the quality of their proposed research that is in alignment with the Fielder Center’s goals.

Fielder Graduate Fellows typically serve for two years, during which they are engaged on a project that brings together their own research interests and the goals of the Fielder Center.

Fielder Graduate Fellows receive research and grant development mentoring and professional development, meet regularly as a cohort and participate in events of the Fielder Center at national Sessions. In addition to their research, they are engaged in seeking opportunities for external funding, publication, and presentations on their work.

In September 2018, Fielder Graduate Fellows conducted an online panel discussion of their work for alumni and other interested participants.

The Fielder Center is proud to have the following Fielder Graduate Fellows:

Flavio da Silva

Flavio da Silva

Ph.D. 2017, Human and Organizational Development

Examined the use of the World Café approach as an action research method in projects around the world.

Susan Eddington

Susan Eddington

2016 cohort, Media Psychology

Project focuses on media representations of Black women on prime time television.

Zabrina Epps

2018 cohort, Human and Organizational Development

Project looks at the perspectives of local superintendents of education and their role in effecting social change and greater equity in their districts

Jenny Johnson-Riley

2016 cohort, Human and Organizational Development

Project will create an activist’s guide to the history of the anti-rape movement to help activists learn from the successes and failures of their predecessors and become more effective advocates for change

Patricia Maxwell

2018 cohort, Media Psychology

Project seeks to create educational and social media tools that allow users to understand and replicate the success of social media organizing in the #NeverAgain and #MarchforOurLives movement.

Wendy Muhlhauser

2018 cohort, Educational Leadership for Change

Projects seeks to understand whether and how children learn empathy and racial understanding through literary texts and interactive play-for-understanding techniques.

Dawn Jackman Murphy

2016 cohort, Human and Organizational Development

Project looks at how folk education functions in community empowerment and public dialogue concerning adult continuing and community education.

Robin Lynn Treptow

2016 cohort, Infant and Early Childhood Development

Project examines bias in early intervention settings and seeks to study whether a workshop intervention for professionals can reduce bias.

Gregory Williams

2018 cohort, Human and Organizational Development

Project seeks to understand how the repetition of truth-claims produces wide acceptance within the public discourse of voter fraud.

Watch for more from these hard-working Fellows as their projects progress!

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