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Charles McClintock to leave Cornell to become a dean at Fielding Graduate Institute in California

Charles McClintock, professor of policy analysis and management and associate dean for state relations in Cornell's College of Human Ecology, will be leaving Cornell in July to become dean of human and organization development at the Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif.

"McClintock was instrumental in the formation of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management," said Francille M. Firebaugh, dean emerita of the College of Human Ecology and director of special projects in the Office of the President and the Provost. "His long-time services as associate dean included undergraduate services, administration and, later, graduate studies and research," she said. "He assumed responsibilities at critical times in the college and contributed greatly to the college's initiatives."

The Fielding Graduate Institute is a professional graduate school that offers programs in psychology, organizational studies and educational leadership for mid-career professionals.

McClintock came to Cornell in 1974 after receiving his Ph.D. in psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his bachelor's degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles. His teaching and research have centered around management and evaluation of health and human service organizations, as well as how research and practitioner knowledge influence public policy implementation. For several years he has represented Cornell on the New York State Community Health Partnership and, with support from the New York State Department of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, initiated a Community Health Institute to train local health coalitions in evaluation and inter-agency collaboration skills. In these efforts, he has worked with many local, state and federal government agencies and legislative groups, as well as private-sector organizations. McClintock also has served as assistant and associate dean of the College of Human Ecology and, since 1997, he has worked in a part-time administrative role initiating a policy seminar for state government officials and an undergraduate legislative internship program -- the Capital Semester -- in Albany. In the early 1980s, he started a graduate concentration at Cornell in program evaluation in the field of human service studies, and in 1996 he chaired the committee that created a plan for the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Administration Award from the Cornell Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of the Cornell colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Ecology and Veterinary Medicine.

McClintock said, "I'm excited about Fielding's educational philosophy that recognizes the distinctive needs of adult learners. Their approach is based on a scholar-practitioner model that emphasizes the linkage between learning and research, a community of students and faculty, and flexibility of study within defined knowledge areas."

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