Linda Johnston, Ph. D

President of the Board of Directors

2008-2016, 2020-

profile of linda johnston

Dr. Linda M. Johnston is Professor Emeritus from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She was the Executive Director of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character and a Professor of Conflict Management. She previously taught at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Antioch University McGregor (Antioch Midwest). Her research interests include sports-related violence, ethics, bullying, racial and ethnic conflict, health-related conflict, narrative and discourse theory, and world view theory. She is a trained mediator, negotiator, ombuds, and facilitator. She works both domestically and internationally. She has received grants from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. She had a Fellowship to begin a dialogue between Egyptians and Americans. She has also done work in Ukraine, Republic of Georgia, Barbados, Nigeria, Egypt, Mongolia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Zambia, Vietnam, and in the U.S. Dr. Johnston previously served as the President of the International Peace Research Association Foundation for nine years, and for twenty-three years, served on the Peace Research Grants Committee, and administered the Senesh Fellowship Program. She served on the Nobel Peace Prize committee for the American Friends Service Committee and has taught at the UN School of Peace in Costa Rica and the Dag Hammarskjöld Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies in Zambia. She served on the Board of Hands Along the Nile. Her book “Sports, Peacebuilding, and Ethics” was published in 2014.