Lyndi Hewitt - Senior Consultant

Lyndi Hewitt

Senior Consultant

Prior to joining Summit, Lyndi spent more than 20 years in academic and administrative roles in both public and private institutions of higher learning. At Summit, Lyndi leads searches and provides consultation to clients that lend to the use of best practices in search preparation, objective candidate assessment, search committee dynamics, and understanding and utilizing equity-based search practices.

In addition to holding the Chief of Staff role at the University of North Carolina Asheville, Lyndi was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Acting Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Lyndi has taught courses on research methodology and methods, social movements, globalization and development, medical sociology, and applied social research. Her scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of SociologyMobilizationSocieties Without Borders, and Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements. A recognized expert in impact evaluation, Lyndi’s collaborative research with the Global Fund for Women has been cited in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Her most recent research examines the role of giving circles and women’s funds on contemporary philanthropy and social change, as well as barriers to equity in K-12 public education. Lyndi recently completed her second term as a delegate of Sociologists for Women in Society to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She was honored in 2017 with the Award for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences at UNCA, in 2018 with the Champion for Students Award, and in 2019 with the Community Connector Award and the UNCA Distinguished Service Award.

Lyndi holds a PhD in Sociology from Vanderbilt University (2009) as well as a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University (2020).