Lucinda Garthwaite (MFAW ’96) is a writer and consultant focusing on emancipatory systems change. She is the founding partner of the consulting collaborative, ChangeMakers Partners, working to increase the impact of emancipatory social innovation in education, non-profit and business.
Lucinda held a variety of positions at Goddard from 2002-2011, beginning on the faculty of the individualized BA program. She served as interim dean for community life, co-director of the Individualized BA program and founding director of the Bachelor of Fines Arts in Creative Writing program, special assistant to the president for enrollment management, and, most recently, as academic dean.
Lucinda was also interim academic dean at Vermont College of Fine Arts, associate dean for student life at the University of New Hampshire, program coordinator at Outright GLBTQ youth-adult partnership in Portland, Maine. She has taught writing and women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire, Bradford College and Granite State College. She and her sister, Lynn G. Olsen (M.Ed ’96), founded Teachers’ House, an all-volunteer nonprofit supporting teachers as thinkers and leaders on the ongoing evolution of education for positive social change. Lucinda was also a founder of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference at Goddard.
She lives in Plainfield, Vt., with her partner Shelley Vermilya (ADP ’79, MA ’80; former Goddard faculty ’89-‘11) and Shelley’s children Zora and Dashiell.