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Graduate School Faculty
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Orlando Taylor, PhD, participated in the opening panel of the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority PhD scholars in the nation. Read more.

Anna DiStefano, EdD, and Margo Okazawa-Rey, EdD, hosted the Webinar Series on Violence Against Women & Girls. View the videos.

Tiffany Field, PhD, was one of four researchers to receive the Golden Goose award. She and others have demonstrated beneficial outcomes of infant massage, including shorter hospital stays for preterm infants. Read more.

Educational Leadership for Change faculty member, Four Arrows, has a chapter in From Education to Incarceration. His story is a fictionalized composite of true case histories regarding the school to prison pipeline and its consequences for American Indian (Lakota) children. Find it here.

Jean-Pierre Isbouts edited Fielding's first monograph which provides an overview of Social Change in the Modern Workplace, based on the research of several faculty and students. Read more.

Women in Leadership Event
Over 350 attended the Women in Leadership: Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections on April 8th in Santa Barbara. Read More.
Graduate Students

Ammu Shittu
who works in the UN Field Office in Zewdu, Liberia lead a webinar on Ebola. Read more.

Read about a few students and alumni in the Fielding community who dedicate their practice and study to improving the lives of veterans.

The dissertation of Kevin LeGrand addresses why some people engage in environmental activism, while others, who may be as concerned about the environment, do not. Read more.

The dissertation of Dolores Irene Blueford explores racial identity, self-esteem, and school-level diversity for African and African American adolescents in Seattle, Washington. Read more.

Troubled youths are vulnerable individuals who rely on the support of human services frontline workers. Karlene Ferron's dissertation looked at what frontline workers identify as helpful in their work. Read more.

At Summer Session, several students took a fieldtrip/workshop called “City of Big Shoulders: Chicago and the Search for Social Justice.”

Human and Organizational Systems (HOS) student Susan McVicker wrote an article published in the Journal of Indigenous Research. Read more.

HOS student Teresa Harrison-Strong was named Associate Investigator for the Department of Defense's Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC), for a research project titled, Toward A Gold Standard for Suicide Risk Assessment for Military Personnel.

Graduate School Alumni
H. Sharif Williams (aka Dr. Herukhuti), HOD ’06, co-edited a collection of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays, and visual art produced by 61 bisexual men. Read more.

Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, PhD, (HOS ’12) was born to Sierra Leonean parents and wrote the article “Ebola is More Than a News Story to Me.” Read her article.

Nancy Peddle, PhD, (HOS ’01) started a charitable fund to provide assistance to Ebola-impacted Sierra Leone. Read more.

Shirley Knobel, PhD, (HOD ’14) was selected as the Overall Award Winner of the Student Research Colloquium as a part of the 2014 Organization Development Network Annual Conference based on her paper titled "Becoming a Leader: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Lifeworld of Nelson Mandela." Read more.

Suzanne Baer, PhD, (HD ’04) and Judge Harold Baer, Jr, recently made a significant leadership gift to create a scholarship for Fielding doctoral students studying in the area of social justice. Read more.

Elementary school principal and alumna Rachel Clark Messineo (MA-CEL '08) was invited to the White House to receive Presidential Arts funding for her school. Read more.

2015 Social Justice Award Presented to Marie Fielder, PhD, and Yvon Chouinard

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