School of Leadership Studies

The Scholar-Practitioner at Fielding: Leadership for Individual and Social Transformation

In the School of Leadership Studies, students learn theory, engage in research, and create new knowledge to shed light on today’s most pressing issues. Our school offers students the opportunity to become effective change agents. Recognizing the interconnections between individual, educational, organizational, and community development, we take a systemic, multidisciplinary approach to the study and practice of leadership.

Fielding Graduate University

2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105
Admissions: 805-898-4026

Washington DC Offices
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20003

Abigail Lynam, PhD

Summer Session 2021 / Abigail Lynam, PhD
Abigail Lynam, PhD

Abigail Lynam, PhD


Abigail Lynam, PhD has twenty years of experience in transformative learning and leadership development in higher education. Her scholarship and practice aims to integrate the interior dimensions of human knowledge and experience (culture, worldviews, psychology, wisdom traditions, etc.) with social and ecological change efforts. Towards that end, she works with tools and technologies for transformative change, such as Theory U, integral theory and practice, social change innovations, dialogue and contemplative practices, etc. An area of emphasis is adult developmental psychology applied to adult learning, and social and ecological change leadership development. Dr. Lynam is faculty for Pacific Integral’s Generating Transformative Change personal and professional leadership development program, and has taught internationally in India, Ethiopia, Hong Kong and Mexico.