Linda Kaboolian

Linda Kaboolian
Board Position: Secretary
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Linda Kaboolian, a sociologist specializing in organizational behavior, negotiations, conflict resolution and educational policy, is a lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she has been on the faculty for 29 years.

She was the faculty chair of the Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Program for State and Local Elected Government and the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She also chaired the School’s Labor-Management Program. She was the Principal Investigator and Faculty Chair of the Wallace Foundation funded Superintendents Leadership Program which assisted urban school districts to design better management systems, coaches principals and boards to make better educational decisions, and designs solutions to union and non-union employee conflicts with school system management.

She has done extensive and successful negotiations on public policy issues, including the concern by federally employed long haul drivers carrying nuclear materials for the federal government that they were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation.

Linda Kaboolian is the Co-Principal Investigator of The Concord Project, a co-author with Barbara J. Nelson and Mandy Carver of UCLA of all the products, and co-designer of The Concord Leadership Education Curriculum and the Concord Handbook which outlines practices to create organizations that bridge ethnic, racial and class divisions.

She is the author of Win-Win Labor-Management Collaboration in Education and co-author of Working Better Together: A Practical Guide or Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Managers.

Among other activities she is a trustee of Landmark College, Putney Vermont and serves on the board of Sojourner House, a family shelter and developer of affordable housing in Boston.

Dr. Kaboolian received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.