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Katrina Rogers Appointed Provost at Fielding Graduate University

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Fri, Oct 14, 2011

Katrina Rogers, PhD, will assume the position of provost at Fielding Graduate University as of November 1, 2011 it was announced today by Richard S. Meyers, PhD, president.

Since 2005, Rogers has been an associate dean in organizational development at Fielding and its director of the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI), a university-wide academic center that supports research, leadership, and community engagement. She helped to initiate the first endowed scholarship at Fielding for dissertation research in social change; the first award-winning certificate in dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement; and the ISI Fellows program whereby alumni can pursue research and practice in social change. In December ISI will host for the second year in a row the International Conference on Positive Aging.

In the educational and nonprofit sectors, Rogers has held key positions including executive, board member, staff, teacher, and volunteer.  She led the European campus for Thunderbird School of Global Management in Geneva, Switzerland for a decade, working with international organizations such as the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union. 

Rogers has also been a leader in the field of conservation, most notably with the Grand Canyon Trust and the Arboretum in Flagstaff, AZ.  She led conservation projects in rural communities, lobbied Congress for stronger environmental legislation, and participated in restoration work in the US, China, and Costa Rica.

In announcing the appointment, President Meyers said, “Dr. Rogers’ academic experience and work in social change embodies the Fielding vision to serve scholar-practitioners committed to transformational learning and social justice.  I am delighted she has accepted this role as we seek to set the standard of excellence as a global network of lifelong learners engaged in innovative scholarly practice and research.”

She has doctoral degrees in political science and history.  In addition to many articles, her book, Towards a Postpositivist World, articulated a model for understanding international environmental frameworks.  Rogers has served as Board President for the Environmental Fund of Arizona and Vice-President of the Museum of Northern Arizona.  She received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and was a Fulbright scholar to Germany, studying history and German literature at the University of Tubingen. She currently serves as a board member for the Public Dialogue Consortium.