Dr. Linda M. Johnston
Dr. Linda M. Johnston is the Executive Director of the Siegel Institute for Leadership,
Ethics, and Character and a Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University
in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research interests include sports-related violence, police
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, Viet Nam, and in the U.S.
Dr. Johnston serve as the President of the International Peace Research Association
Foundation for nine years, served on the Peace Research Grants Committee, and administered
the Senesh Fellowship Program. She currently serves on the Nobel Peace Prize committee
for the American Friends Service Committee, teaches at the UN School of Peace in Costa
Rica, and has taught at 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.