Award winning sociologist and educator D. Michael Lindsay is the eighth president of Gordon College. President Lindsay earned his Ph. D. in sociology from Princeton University. From 2006 until 2011, he was a member of the faculty at Rice University, where he directed the Program for the Study of Leadership.
An expert on issues relating to religion, culture and leadership, Lindsay’s Pulitzer-nominated book, Faith in the Halls of Power, was listed in Publishers Weekly’s“Best Books of 2007,” and his work has been profiled in hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and Fox News Channel. This year, President Lindsay and his team of researchers completed the PLATINUM Study, the largest ever interview-based examination of senior organizational leaders—including former Presidents Carter and Bush, and hundreds of CEOs at the nation’s largest corporations and nonprofits. He has lectured on five continents and is committed to sharing the Gordon College story around the globe.
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, President Lindsay graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University and holds graduate degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford.