Welcome to the Siegel Institute! I encourage you to peruse this site to discover the new and exciting offerings as well as information about our programs and current projects. Take a moment to explore our many workshops and conferences as well as the course offerings in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics.

This year, we will continue to offer a series of 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. This coming year, we have planned a series of five workshops for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential.

Each semester we will focus on a different aspect of Leadership and/or Ethics.  For example, this fall we will focus on Sports and Ethics.  Included in our upcoming activities are a one-day conference, two book discussions, and a graduate class on Sports and Ethics. 

I hope you enjoy discovering the various programs and projects offered by the Siegel Institute and that 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


Ogechukwu (Oge) AgimTaking classes at the Siegel Institute remains one of the best decisions I've made in my graduate career at KSU. These classes are enriching and the discussions I shared with my classmates and Dr. Johnston very educative and interesting. The Foundations of Ethics class is a great class to take since it provides the necessary framework to understanding ethical and philosophical theories. Be prepared for readings by philosophers like Hinman and Singer whose theories will eventually spill over to the other classes and help you understand the ethical principles better. The Directed Study provided a great opportunity for me to apply what I had learned in the other two classes (Foundations of Ethics, and Leading and Shaping an Ethical Culture). You won't regret taking classes here, I assure you!

Ogechukwu (Oge) Agim, Public Administration Graduate Student and Graduate Assistant in the Siegel Institute

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 participates on the Women’s Track and Field team. She specializes 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.