Lucinda Garthwaite

Acting Chief Advancement & Strategy Officer, Advancement Office

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800.468.4888, ext. 294


Lucinda Garthwaite is a writer and strategist focusing on liberatory systems change. She is the founding partner of the consulting collaborative, ChangeMakers Partners, working to increase the impact of educational, non-profit and business organizations focused on social justice, and was a fellow in Social Change, Diversity and Inclusion at the Fielding University Institute for Social Innovation from 2015-2017. Lucinda held a variety of positions at Goddard from 2002-2011: Individualized BA program faculty, 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. 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. Lucinda blogs occasionally at


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