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Fielding Graduate University President takes leadership role in gun violence initiative

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Wed, Feb 20, 2013

President Meyers to serve as liaison to the national movement on behalf of leaders from California independent colleges to increase the number of university presidents supporting gun control legislation nationwide.

IMG 9128 resized 600Late last year, Meyers became one of the first university presidents to sign an open letter, written on behalf of College Presidents for Gun Safety, addressed to the nation’s policy makers urging the timely passage of gun safety legislation.  Since its release, the letter and accompanying petition have been signed by more than 350 higher education leaders. 

While Meyers was in Washington, D.C. last week for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) National Conference, he attended a press conference with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and had the opportunity to speak to personally, as well as Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the executive committee of the American Association of Universities, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the United States Student Association.  Meyers was one of approximately 100 college and university presidents who attended the press conference as a show of force. 

In addition to attending the press conference, Meyers also spent time visiting with congressional representatives and participated in a collaborative meeting with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that is coordinated out of mayor Bloomberg’s office in New York. Meyers agreed to serve as a liaison to the national movement on behalf of leaders from California independent colleges. To this end, he plans to actively work to increase the number of university presidents supporting the gun control legislation nationwide to reach the goal of 1,000 signatories.

College Presidents for Gun Safety

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Tags: violence, leadership

Media Psychology Director Interviewed on "Trailblazers"

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Wed, Mar 07, 2012
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Karen Dill, PhD, was recently a guest on the Dr. Howard Gluss radio program “Trailblazers”. Dill is the director and a faculty member of Fielding’s Media Psychology Doctoral Program. The Gluss program airs on channel KFNX; his guests are renowned experts in a variety of fields with whom he “examines how our passions are discovered, embraced, and become a force to create cultural and social change.”

Dill was invited to talk about media violence, misogyny, and racism with Joseph Burgo, PhD, an expert in celebrity fantasy, narcissism, and reality. A description of the program and a link to the podcast can be found at


Tags: Media psychology, psychology, violence, social media