Fielding Graduate University is a distinctive place that attracts working professionals who are interested in becoming scholar-practitioners. Founded in 1974 on the adult learning principles of self-direction and experienced-based knowledge, we serve a worldwide community of scholars who conduct research in the social sciences that leads to social change.
This spirit of intellectual inquiry is a driving force for the students, faculty, and alumni that make up the Fielding community. Within the Schools of Psychology
, Human & Organizational Development
, and Educational Leadership & Change
, ongoing scholarship demonstrates a breadth and depth tackling some of today’s most troubling issues. Just a few examples of our work include exploring multicultural models for classroom environments, creating models for strengthening nonprofits, untangling organizational resistance in the face of change, and developing new ways of thinking about mental health in a swiftly changing society.
The mission of the Office of the Provost is to guide Fielding’s academic enterprise. This work is premised on the values of shared governance, in which the Provost works closely with the deans, associate provost, academic senate, and the president to support a thriving and vital scholarly experience. Our founders sought to create a new kind of graduate education, one that both honored the individual learner and connected scholarship to the most pressing issues of our times. It is within this spirit that the Office of the Provost continues—to make the Fielding experience one that is relevant and contributes to the betterment of society.
The Office of the Provost is also home to the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI)
at Fielding. ISI combines research and action to help leaders and organizations change the world. The Institute is organized into three program areas: supporting innovative social research, creating educational programs for leaders, and building capacity for social change in the nonprofit governmental, and business sectors. ISI houses several projects including the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE), a global initiative to link women working on similar research; and the Foundation for the Advancement of Social Theory (FAST), an affinity group focusing on new ways to think about social theory in the pursuit of creating a more just society.
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Katrina S. Rogers has doctorates in history and political science, with an emphasis in environmental history and policy. She studied history at the University of Tubingen as a Fulbright scholar to Germany, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Rogers has also worked internationally and spent nearly a decade in the nonprofit sector as a conservationist.