Welcome to the Siegel Institute’s website! I encourage you to peruse this site for information about our programs and current projects. Take a moment to view information about our Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics and our numerous academic partnership programs.

Our annual Phenomenal Women’s Conference is held in March each year.  We continue to offer a series of five to six workshops leading up to the Phenomenal Women's Conference. These pre-Conference workshops allow participants to explore topics of interest in a relaxed workshop-style setting.   

Each semester we focus on a different aspect of Leadership and/or Ethics. Our Siegel Institute Ethics Research Scholars (SIERS) program encourages a group of interdisciplinary faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students to focus on a particular ethics-related topic each year.  These topics will include clothing, food, body image, transportation, etc.  This group studies the topic for a year and then focuses on presenting the material at conferences and publishing their findings.

I hope you enjoy discovering the various research opportunities, academic courses, programs, and projects offered by the Siegel Institute.  We hope you will choose to attend some of our events. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Siegel Institute, please feel free to contact us at 470-578-2000.

-Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director

Students and Scrappy


After completing my Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Berry College and working for a few years, I decided to further my education and began looking for a Master’s programs at Kennesaw State University.  

While researching the offered programs, I found the Siegel Institute’s Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. I applied for admission to the certificate program alongside the Master’s in Business Administration and Information Systems degree programs.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the courses I have taken at the Siegel Institute.  We have covered many topics that apply to almost every facet of daily life and the discussions with my classmates have given me a new way to look at everyday life.

I highly recommend anyone who is interested in taking graduate courses at Kennesaw State University to look into this certificate, as it will greatly enhance your education with minimal impact on your course load.

I look forward to completing my certificate so that I can apply what I was taught in these courses to my educational and professional growth.

Douglas Malcolm

MBA/MSIS Graduate Student

Graduate Research Assistant

Alicia Whittle 


Alicia has recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Communication, with a concentration in Organization. In addition, she has also received a Leadership Certificate to accompany her degree. Alicia is a former Student-Athlete here at KSU and participated on the Women’s Track and Field team. She specialized in the sprints and currently holds eight KSU track and field records, which include the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 100-meter dash, and the 400-meter. Academically, she has been on the President's List for the past three years, a 3-Time NCAA Academic All-American, a KSU Owls of Excellence selection (2014), a Peach of an Athlete Role Model Nominee for 2015, and a recipient of the John McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship.  Alicia has been accepted into the Integrated Global Communication program here at KSU. Her future plans are to work with an international company or organization as a part of its communication and marketing team. 


Alex AlmodovarAlex Almodovar

Alex is 22 years old and was born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico. His family moved to Georgia when he was 8 years old. He attended Hillgrove high school where he played four years of high school soccer, and he even played in a Final Four state championship game!

Alex received his Bachelor of Science in
Sport Management with a concentration in Marketing at Kennesaw State, and he is currently pursuing his Master's in Public Administration.

As far as Alex's career goals, he hopes to find himself working in either the public sector within the federal government or the private sector in business or in professional sports. He worked for the Atlanta Braves for two and a half years as part of their B.A.T (Braves Around Town) team and he is currently working with the Atlanta Hawks as a member of the Flight Crew. He was also an intern with the Atlanta Hawks in their Event Marketing and Promotions department. Alex's hobbies include: sports (mostly basketball, soccer, and football), playing video games, movies, music, and going out with friends.