“ServLife is restoring hope around the globe in creative and collaborative ways. We need a lot more of this, especially as our world becomes increasingly polarized—politically, economically, and socially. The great thing about ServLife is that it works directly with indigenous peoples as partners in the Gospel and in meeting the needs of the poor and protecting the vulnerable. I encourage you to jump in and get involved.”
D. Michael Lindsay is Founding Director, Program for the Study of Leadership, Rice University
D. Michael Lindsay is assistant professor of sociology at Rice University where he is also the faculty associate of Leadership Rice and associate director of the Center on Race,Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University. He is also a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Lindsay has been honored by two international scholarly societies—the International Sociological Association and the International Leadership Association—as well as the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Association for the Sociology of Religion. A sociologist by training, Lindsay’s research is published in the leading scholarly journals of sociology, religion, and American studies.
Dr. Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton University, where he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in 2002 and the Harold W. Dodds Fellow in 2004. He also received the 2003 Outstanding Teaching Award—the university’s highest award for graduate student teaching—from Princeton’s Graduate School and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni
A sought-after public speaker and advisor, Lindsay served for several years as the consultant for religion and culture to the George H. Gallup International Institute. There he directed several national surveys on a range of topics. Lindsay and George Gallup, Jr., co-authored two books and appeared frequently in the national media and on the lecture circuit discussing matters surrounding faith and society. He serves on the advisory board of several organizations and is regular columnist for Rev., a widely-read magazine for religious leaders. Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Baylor University, Lindsay earned a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was a presidential scholar. He then earned an additional degree at Oxford as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar before returning to Princeton for doctoral work.