Fielding Graduate University News

HOD Faculty Member Barclay Hudson Granted Faculty Emeritus

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Barclay Hudson, EdD

Master's Faculty Member - School of Human & Organizational Development

Hudson Granted Faculty Emeritus by the Fielding Board of Trustees in April 2014.

Barclay HusdonBarclay Hudson is a consulting economist, educator, and environmental policy analyst with wide-ranging experience in organizational development and academic research. He received his EdD in educational planning and organizational development from Harvard University, where he also did undergraduate work in economics, including forecasting studies under Nobel Prize-winner Wassily Leontief. His doctoral studies led to several years of overseas work in technical assistance programs promoting educational and economic development in Chile, Costa Rica, Bangladesh, and Tunisia, under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation, Harvard University, the United Nations, and other agencies.

Hudson has been a founding faculty member of three innovative graduate programs: Fielding's online Masters Program in Organizational Management; the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies at the Catholic University of Chile; and the UCLA Graduate Program in Urban Planning.

During most of the 1980s, he worked full-time as project manager, economist, and industrial process analyst with a Los Angeles-based engineering firm specializing in economic and technical assessment of emerging technology, including business development based on commercialization of technologies developed in aerospace. He has also taught professional business workshops and seminars with numerous clients including Price Waterhouse and Gulf Oil.

Hudson has a long-standing professional involvement in environmental programs. In the early 1990s he served as Acting Director for the nonprofit organization, EcoSource International, designated by the U.S. EPA, Region 9 as its West Coast Institute for Cooperative Environmental Management, to promote public-private partnerships for the adaptation of emerging technology on pollution prevention. Since 1992, he is (part-time) Special Projects Coordinator for environmental programs (research, teaching, public outreach) at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, at the university's Center for Regenerative Studies and LandLab. His current work focuses on urban forests, their public benefits, and private sector returns on investment.

Hudson's recent publications on distance learning include book chapters on concepts of "candlepower," "the jungle syndrome,"and complexity theory applied to online learning; an article for the Sage Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning; and a research paper on "The 80/20 Principle Applied to Redesign of Faculty Roles Online." Work continuing on development of short "academic toolkits" for collaborative work online (several dozen so far, most in support of masters thesis research projects); and investigation of the "dialectics of critical appreciation," looking for ways to achieve better balance (or creative tension) between appreciative inquiry and critical thinking.

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HOD Faculty Member Milton Lopes Granted Faculty Emeritus

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Milton Lopes, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development

Milton Lopes Granted Faculty Emeritus by the Fielding Board of Trustees in April 2014.

Milton Lopes

Milton Lopes joined Fielding in 2000, bringing his expertise in public administration and public sector policy processes, urban affairs, community development, ethics and morality, citizen discourse, and public philosophy to the School of Human and Organizational Development (HOD). In keeping with Fielding’s underlying value of the scholar-practitioner, Lopes combined his broad scholarship with an extensive experience as a skilled practitioner with over thirty years of government, military, community, and corporate experience. He has been involved in international, national and regional public policy, community and economic development, small business management training and technical assistance. He is a mediator, a public service professional who has contributed much to diverse communities in areas of community development and planning, both nationally and internationally. 

As a Fielding faculty member, Lopes’ depth of understanding and knowledge as a scholar practitioner has promoted the learning and development of many HOD doctoral students and contributed to the quality of the dissertations for which he has served as a chair or as a faculty reader. He takes a keen interest in his students, caring deeply for the depth of their thinking, their attention to ethics and moral issues, and their success as doctorally qualified scholar-practitioners.

Lopes is a contributing member of HOD’s first doctoral concentration, ISAKO (Information Society and Knowledge Organizations). He brings a deep questioning to those who promote rapid acquisition of the most recent technological advances, urging us to take the time to reflect on the implications, ethical and practical, of relinquishing the tried and true when adopting the newest technologies. 

As a researcher and scholar, Lopes’ interests and publications span many disciplines including group decision support systems, participatory governance, citizen discourse, and economic exclusion. Further broadening his intellectual pursuits, Lopes has studied spirituality and dreams. His academic affiliations and certifications range from executive coaching to spiritual direction and civil mediation.  He consults nationally and internationally in areas including strategic planning, organizational ethics, program evaluation, and alternative dispute resolutions. His extensive accomplishments are accompanied by warmth for others, a twinkle in his eye, and a truly outstanding talent as a vocalist. He has inspired us throughout the years with his glorious voice that has graced many concert halls.

Through all of his years at Fielding, Lopes has served our community with the deepest integrity, combining his commitment to quality scholarship with responsible inquiry and, above all, a deep caring for the students, alumni, and faculty members of the Fielding community.

Ronald Lawrence, PhD (HOD 2013) acknowledged in his dissertation, “To my chair Milton Lopes, I offer my deepest respect and appreciation: you are one of the most spiritual men I’ve ever known, and your commitment to helping others grow in every way is a true gift to the world. I could not have done this without your support. “

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HOD Faculty Member Jeremy Shapiro Granted Faculty Emeritus

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Jeremy Shapiro, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development

Jeremy Shapiro Granted Faculty Emeritus by the Fielding Board of Trustees in April 2014.

Jeremy ShapiroJeremy Shapiro joined the university in 1977 (then Fielding Institute), as one of the founding faculty members of the School of Human and Organizational Development (HOD). During his 37 years with the university, Shapiro has served as a faculty member, HOD program director, associate dean, network and communications director, and Chair of Fielding’s Task Force on Electronic Communication, responsible for the development of the Fielding Electronic Network (FEN) and Fielding’s initial online network developed in the early 1990’s. His service has extended to many university-wide committees including the Academic Policy Committee and the Research Ethics Committee.

Throughout his multiple careers with the university, Shapiro’s brilliance, curiosity, and technical expertise has influenced the development of Fielding. His focus on the social, cultural, and psychological impacts of information technology and information systems provided the foundation of HOD’s first doctoral concentration, Information Society and Knowledge Organizations (ISAKO). Shapiro’s passionate interests extend far beyond this focus, as he is a leading scholar in critical social theory and a visionary who enlightens all that he does with a profound understanding of the aesthetics of music. As a gifted pianist, Schapiro has often woven the emotional richness of his music into the depths of his theoretical and philosophical thinking.

Shapiro has served as mentor and guide to many students, serving as dissertation C=chair or dissertation reader of over 50 students. When he engages in conversation, his full attention is given to the other and he listens with respect and appreciation for the person with whom he is conversing. His appreciation for his colleagues runs deep, and he has often been called upon to introduce his colleagues, as he is known for a keen understanding and a repository of countless, fascinating stories. He often meets with students, faculty, and alumni in coffee shops or in one of his salons, where people join with him for conversation, deep learnings, community…and espresso or tea. 

In addition to his major contributions as a faculty member, Shapiro is internationally renowned for his extensive publications, research, and scholarship. He is co-author (with HOD faculty member Dr. Valerie Bentz) of Mindful Inquiry in Social Research, which has been a foundational text for HOD students since first published by SAGE in 1998.

As a multi-lingual scholar and philosopher, Shapiro has translated many publications of international philosophers, including Herbert Marcuse and Pierre Bourdieu. He was the original translator of Jürgen Habermas’s, Knowledge and Human Interests and Toward a Rational Society. Even as he prepares to retire from the role as a core faculty member, he is forging new ways of continue to engage in conversation, projects, and writings with Fielding colleagues. His interests keep expanding, combining the richness of his past with keen insight into the most significant issues of today and tomorrow, including issues of privacy in an interconnected world. 

Shapiro is respected and loved by faculty, student, and alumni colleagues. Loni Davis, PhD (HOD 2013) acknowledged in her dissertation: “Jeremy Shapiro, my Committee Chair and mentor, who is the rarest combination of intellectual curiosity, mindfulness and intuition I’ve yet to experience and who embodies the notion that “nothing makes a student more able and capable than being helped to believe she is able and capable.” 

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