Preston V.L. Lindsay

Preston V.L. Lindsay

Preston V.L. Lindsay

Adjunct Faculty

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Organizational trauma, systems theory, organizational development, organizational change

Preston Lindsay is an American organizational psychologist and professor and who specializes in multicultural antiracist organizational development practice and change management with more than 10 years of executive leadership in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Professor Lindsay is a Professor of industrial-organizational psychology at the George Mason University and is on faculty at several other institutions. Lindsay’s current research centers on human behavior and systems in the workplace.

His research takes a phenomenological and constructivist approach to examine how organizational trauma influences worker behavior and performance. As a practitioner, Professor Lindsay serves as a Principal Consultant and CEO of The Lindsay Group Co. an organizational development and change management consulting firm he founded that providing organizations strategic planning facilitation for transformational change and antiracist learning and development. He also currently serves on the board for the Organization Development Network Review. Passionate about social justice and advocating for underserved and historically marginalized communities, he offers his organizational development expertise by chairing a few boards of community-based, social justice organizations. 

Selected Publications

Burrell, D. N., Lindsay, P. V. L., Cole, C. M., & Sangle, P. (2019). Exploring the Complex Nature of Ethical Cultures in Health Care Organizations. International Journal of Applied Research on Public Health Management (IJARPHM)4(2), 29-46.

Lindsay, P. V. L., Ayodeji-Ogundiran, A. I., & Hobbs, H. L. (2020). A Real-World Exploration of Green Human Resources and Sustainability Education in Hyper-Connected and Technology-Driven Organizations. International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society (IJSEUS)11(4), 65-75.

Courses Taught

PSYC 627: Performance Management 

PSYC 626: Organizational Change & Development 


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: PhD, Business and Industrial Organizational Psychology 

The Catholic University of America: Masters of Science, Organizational Development and Management 

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