Additional Roles Academic Director of the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry
Faculty Member Business Administration 
Stiller School of Business 
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Education Case Western Reserve University, Doctor of Philosophy; Ohio Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts; George Mason University, Master of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Management & Organizational Behavior
  • Socially responsible businesses
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Lindsey Godwin, Ph.D. is a professor, practitioner, and possibilitizer who has a passion for creating transformational learning spaces for individuals and organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution 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 the founding thought leaders in Appreciative Inquiry. She currently holds the Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair of Management in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College (Vermont, USA), where she also serves as the Academic Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and the lead faculty for the MS in Leadership and MS in Organization Development & Human Relations programs. An acclaimed instructor, she earned the Edward Lyman Phelps Professorship, Champlain College’s highest recognition for a faculty member. A sought-after international speaker, consultant, facilitator, and author, her article on “Earthshot OD” was recently named one of the most impactful articles of all time for the field of Organization Development. Learn more about Lindsey’s work at

Distinctions & Awards

Edward Lyman Phelps Professorship

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Favorite Quote

“Anyone can slay a dragon, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.”

—Brian Andreas

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