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

Kathryn L. Kleypas PhD, PCC, CPCC

Summer Session 2021 / Kathryn L. Kleypas PhD, PCC, CPCC
Kathryn L. Kleypas PhD, PCC, CPCC

Kathryn L. Kleypas PhD, PCC, CPCC


*PhD in English/Published scholar and editor
*Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and International Coach Federation certification–Professional Certified Coach (500+ hours of professional coaching)
*Over twenty years of proven excellence in the university classroom/Recipient of student-nominated faculty teaching and mentorship awards
*Experienced university administrator with specialization in developing, implementing, and assessing wide range of effective faculty- and student-success and retention initiatives