Research Fellow 2012-13
Vicky Eiben, Ed.D.
School of Education
is a faculty member in the School of Education. She teaches Introduction
to Education, Professional Issues, Creative Arts for Early Childhood, Science
Methods for Grades 1-9, Biology Curriculum Project, and supervises student
teachers as well as advises undergraduate research in education. She has two
undergraduate degrees, one in biology/outdoor education and the other in
elementary education. Her master’s degree is from Antioch University and her
Ed.D. from Fielding Graduate University. Her dissertation was on the success
and sustainability of visionary grassroots education initiatives. Ongoing
research and writing projects focus on educational innovation and place-based
education in rural communities.
fellowship research continues research begun with her dissertation and examines
the impact of visionary and ethical leadership of a community-based educational
organization on the health of a poor, rural community in Down East Maine. This
organization may serve as a model for other rural communities faced with
similar issues. One goal of the research is to provide information and
inspiration for educational organizations in rural communities.
- Eiben, V. (2011, July).
NFS Grundtvig and the Folk School Vision, Driftless Folk School, Viroqua,
WI, July, 2011.
- Eiben, V. (2010, April). Success and Sustainability of
Visionary Grassroots Education Initiatives in Rural
Areas, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference.
- Eiben, V. (2009, January). Grassroots Education Initiatives
in Rural Areas, Poster Session, College of
Human and Organizational Development, Fielding University.
- Eiben, V., Germaine-Watts, J., & Tiner, K. A. (2008,
November). Urban and Rural Intersections Creating Culturally Appropriate
and Place-Based Learning Communities, Fielding Graduate University Board of
- Eiben, V., Furth, A., McKrimmen, K., Spicer, C. (2007,
October). Folk Schools and Radical Social
Change, Conference on Education, Leadership, and Activism for a Life Sustaining Civilization,