D Michael Lindsay

Award-winning sociologist and educator D. Michael Lindsay is an expert on religion, culture and leadership.

Lindsay’s Pulitzer-nominated first book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly’s “Best Books of 2007.” His work has been profiled in hundreds of media outlets worldwide, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and Fox News Channel; and his research has been funded through fellowships awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Education and the National Science Foundation.

Since 2011, Lindsay has served as president of Gordon College in Massachusetts, where he has introduced several successful leadership mentoring initiatives and expanded the College’s global outreach. He also serves on the board of Christianity Today. From 2006 until 2011 Lindsay was a member of the faculty at Rice University, where he directed the Program for the Study of Leadership. He was also a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Lindsay graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University, and holds graduate degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University.


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