Dr. Lindsay Whorton

Vice President and Dean

Dr. Lindsay Whorton, formerly a consultant for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), has collaborated with others to develop The Holdsworth Center and its programs since the inception. While at BCG, Lindsay worked in retail before taking a secondment to support the development of the center.

She worked closely with the Holdsworth Center Organizing Board as they studied best practices in leadership development both within the education sector and beyond to develop the blueprint for the center’s inaugural programs.

Prior to BCG, Lindsay worked as Legislative Director for Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston, where she coordinated a broad legislative portfolio including education, criminal justice and economic issues.

Additionally, she led the Urban Leaders Fellowship in Denver, which recruits up-and-coming leaders from around the nation and builds their skills in policy and leadership.
Lindsay also worked at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers.

She earned a doctorate in social policy from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Lindsay lived in Helsinki, Finland as a Fulbright Scholar while conducting research for her dissertation examining the impact of teachers’ unions on performance-related pay reform in Finland, Switzerland, Texas and Florida. In 2015, she published “Teachers Unions and Education Reform in Comparative Contexts.”

Before traveling across the pond, Lindsay earned degrees in English and secondary education at Drake University in Iowa, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team, an Academic All-American and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.