The Catholic University of America

Linda Plitt Donaldson, Ph.D.

IPR Fellow
Phone: (202) 319-5478
Department: National Catholic School of Social Service

Dr. Donaldson is an Associate Professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service, and brings her extensive nonprofit social service leadership and management experience to her faculty position.

Prior to teaching at NCSSS, Dr. Donaldson worked for ten years in a community-based homeless services agency in Washington, DC, providing direct service, directing programs in advocacy, social justice, family services, and the development of affordable housing. Prior to her nonprofit experience, Dr. Donaldson was a Legislative Fellow for the late Senator Paul Wellstone.

Her research interests are in the areas of advocacy and social change practice within nonprofit human service organizations; social change leadership development within grassroots communities and human service agencies; asset-based community development; and strategies to end homelessness.

Dr. Donaldson continues to maintain a small consulting practice to train and develop advocacy and social change capacity.