Lindsey N. Godwin, Ph.D.

Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, and Professor of Management, Champlain College

Dr. Lindsey Godwin

Lindsey is a Professor of Management at the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where she serves as the Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with the founding thought-leaders in Appreciative Inquiry (AI).  Her work has been published in a variety of journals and books, including the Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. She served as a guest editor for a special issue on positive organizational ethics for the Journal of Business Ethics, as well as a special issue the AI Summit for the AI Practitioner Journal. She was also an editor and contributor for the 4th volume of Advances in Appreciative Inquiry. As a practitioner-scholar, she remains active in the global Appreciative Inquiry community, having served as the Program Chair for the 2007 World AI Conference in Florida, as Co-chair for the 2009 World AI Conference, held in Nepal, and a member of the International Advisory Board for the 2012 World AI Conference in Belgium and 2015 World AI Conference in South Africa. With a passion for helping organizations leverage their potential through strength-based change, Lindsey has facilitated Appreciative Inquiry processes with organizations around the world.