Linda Klonsky

Melinda Klonsky

Department Chair/Associate Professor
  • I/O, Business Psychology, and Organizational Leadership

  • The Chicago School Washington DC
Business Psychology & Organizational Leadership
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
1015 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005
1015 15th St NW
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Linda Klonsky, PhD completed her doctoral work in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA. Linda, a Johns Hopkins Fellow in Change Management, was awarded the Leadership Educator certificate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as well as the Certificate of Achievement in Organization Development by the National Training Lab (NTL) Institute in Applied Behavioral Science. 

As an organization development consultant, Linda has consulted to local, community and national non-profits in the US, focusing on leadership development, board governance, strategic planning, and change management. Previously, she taught in the MA Organizational Leadership program at Colorado State University-Global Campus and in the PhD Interdisciplinary Program at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Linda also designed and implemented the leadership program at Hebrew Union College in New York City.

  • B.A., English, Yeshiva University, NYC
  • M.Ed., Reading Specialist, Towson State University, Baltimore
  • MA, Organization Development, Fielding Graduate University
  • PhD., Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University
Areas Of Expertise

Professional Memberships

  • International Leadership Association 
  • Academy of Management
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Service to the Profession

  • Committee Chair of the 2016 Teaching & Learning Conference of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California

  • Committee Chair-elect of the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

Select Presentations

  • Klonsky, M. & Hay, G. (2014, October). Advancing Epistemology as a Method to Nurture Creativity and Passion.  International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference, Quebec City, Canada.

  • Klonsky, M. (2014, August). Advancing Epistemology as a Method to Bridge Silence and the Power of Words.  Academy of Management Annual Conference,Philadelphia.

  • Klonsky, M. (2013). Epistemology of Practice as an Innovative Leadership Development Pedagogy. International Leadership Association Topical Conference. The Hague, Netherlands.

  • Klonsky, M. (2012, August). Experiential education and the epistemology of practice: A practice session. Workshop presented at the Annual Conference. Academy of Management, Boston.

  • Klonsky, M. (2012, August). Leading change; Exercising leadership with creativity and courage. Workshops presented at the American Farm Bureau Federation Staff Institute. Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Klonsky, M. (2012, July). Adaptive leadership. Workshop presented at Summer Session. Fielding Graduate University. Alexandria, VA.