Judith Stevens-Long, PhD, currently serves as Malcolm Knowles Chair for Adult Development and Learning in the Ph.D. program in Human and Organizational Development for Fielding Graduate Institute. She has been a professor and administrator in higher education for over 30 years. She taught at California State University for 20 years before moving to the University of Washington as founding faculty at the first branch of UW in Tacoma where she helped build an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Liberal Studies.
In 1993, Dr. Stevens-Long came to Fielding as the Associate Dean for Student Development. In 1995, she became the Director of the Master’s degree in Organizational Design and Effectiveness, an innovative internet based program that formed the basis for the current Masters’ degrees in Organizational Management and Organization Design at Fielding. She also served as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Program Development in the Ph.D. program.
Dr. Stevens-Long has extensive experience as an organizational consultant as well as a professor and administrator. She has specialized in communication and team-building and has worked with professionals in the fields of law, medicine and university education. She specialized in developing services for non-profit professional organizations in Washington.
She has published numerous books and articles in adult development, including the best-selling text, Adult Life, first published by Mayfield publishing in 1979 and now in its fourth edition. She is currently researching the relationship between graduate education and cognitive, emotional and behavioral change in adulthood. Her recent publications include work on grand theory in human development, personality and ego-development, the assessment of graduate education and the design of virtual educational environments. She is currently working on a monograph about the relationship between religion and human development in Western culture.