Fielding Graduate University News

Fielding Faculty Co-authors Book on Migration and Immigration

Posted by Carla Billings on Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Human Migration Book Cover resized 600Fielding doctoral faculty member, Dr. Christine G.T. Ho in collaboration with James Loucky,  co-authored the recently published book, Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights for Displaced People.

Humane Migration provides a fresh look at the debate on international migration in general and immigration to the United States, Europe and Canada in particular. Arguing that migration is a human right, the authors call for better policies that recognize these rights and the many benefits that migrants provide to their new communities. This book is an essential text for policy makers, students and activists who seek justice for the world's vulnerable populations and is available for purchase from various sellers.

The popular discourse on immigration in North America and Western Europe is usually framed in terms of violations of national law, fueled by fear and propped up by the myths of nationhood. The rhetoric maintains that immigrants threaten jobs, the local economy, and the cultural identity of a country. However, these views fail to consider the ironic reality: that the developed world, which tries so hard to keep poor people out, itself produces the systemic economic conditions that foster migration.

Christina Ho Fielding Faculty resized 600Dr. Ho is a doctoral faculty member in the School of Human & Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University. Trained in social anthropology, Dr. Ho has been a professor for more than 20 years. As an anthropologist, she brings to Fielding a worldview that centers on multiculturalism and cultural diversity as well as equality and social justice.

Learn more about Dr. Ho by reading her faculty biography and Fielding story.

Tags: social justice, educational leadership, diversity, Organizational development, higher education, human rights, graduate education

Fielding Graduate to Chair Global Business Department

Posted by Carla Billings on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Fielding graduate Dr. Douglas LePelley was chosen as the next John D. Rockefeller Chair of Global Business for Chancellor University. Chancellor is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Dr. LePelley earned his PhD in Leadership & Organizational Systems and Master's Degree in Leadership Development from Fielding Graduate University. His leadership development work for companies across the globe combined with the knowledge and experience he gained doing academic research as a Fielding student has contributed to his promotion as the John D. Rockefeller Chair of Global Business.

Tags: Organizational development, advancement

Fielding Faculty Honored as Powerful Women of the Bay

Posted by Carla Billings on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Dr. Kitty EpsteinPlease join us in congratulating Fielding faculty member, Dr. Kitty Epstein, PhD for being honored as 1 of this year’s Powerful Women of the Bay award recipients. This award celebrates women that are passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community.

The purpose of “Powerful Women of the Bay Awards” is to recognize the outstanding achievements of women in their chosen career field. Dr. Epstein is a published doctoral faculty member in Fielding’s School of Educational Leadership & Change, with areas of instruction in action research, leadership & change, and structural inequality and diversity. Her work at Fielding exemplifies why she was chosen as a “Powerful Women of the Bay” from a select group of women representing diversity for contributions made in their community to enrich the lives of others.

Congratulations Dr. Epstein!

Tags: social justice, educational leadership, diversity, women's issues, graduate education