Acting Chief Advancement and Strategy Officer, Advancement Office

Campus Extension


Lucinda Garthwaite 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, founding director of the BFA in Creative Writing program, special assistant to the president for enrollment management, and 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 taught writing and women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire, Bradford College and Granite State College. With her sister, Lynn G. Olsen (M.Ed ’96), she founded Teachers’ House, an all-volunteer nonprofit supporting teachers as thinkers and leaders on the ongoing evolution of education for positive social change.


EdD in Leadership for Change, Fielding Graduate University
MFA in Creative Writing, Goddard College
MEd in Counseling, University of New Hampshire
BA in Sociology, University of New Hampshire