Practitioner, Researcher, Speaker
Community, Education, For-profit Business (Corporate), Non-profit Business
Lindsey is a Professor of Management at the Robert P. Stiller School of Business, and the Director of the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry At Champlain College in Burlington Vermont.
She holds a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with David Cooperrider and Ron Fry, the thought leaders in Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
Prior to coming to Champlain, she served as a research associate for the Center for Business as Agent of World Benefit (B.A.W.B.) at Case Western Reserve University (now the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value). Her work has been published in a variety of journals and books, appearing most recently in the Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, and she has presented at national and international conferences, including the Annual Academy of Management Meetings. She was recently a guest editor for a special issue on positive organizational ethics for the Journal of Business Ethics, as well as for a special issue on advances in the AI Summit for the AI Practitioner Journal. She is also an editor and contributor for the 4th volume in the research book series Advances in Appreciative Inquiry.
Lindsey has served as co-chair for past World Appreciative Inquiry Conferences held in Orlando, Florida and Kathmandu, Nepal, and on the Advisory Board for the conference in Ghent, Belgium, as well as the upcoming 2015 conference in South Africa. With a passion for helping organizations leverage their potential through strengths-based change, she has consulted with organizations including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the Vermont Federal Executive Association (VTFEA), World Vision, the Houston Independent School District, the California Teachers Association, Imagine Nepal, the United Nations, the American Society of Association Executives and the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.