School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Academics / PhD in International Conflict Mgmt: Current Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Cynthia LeMay


Cynthia LeMay graduated first in her class from Syracuse University's M.B.A. Program in Syracuse, New York and received her B.A. in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, New York. She is a Registered Neutral in the State of Georgia and a Certified Mediator for Cobb County, Georgia.

Cynthia has over twenty-five years of experience in the corporate retirement industry last serving as Vice President for Principal Financial Group. In that role, she frequently negotiated billion dollar agreements. During her career, she has participated in union negotiations and led a Human Reources Department including managing EEOC, employee relations and conflict resolution programs.

Cynthia is the founder and Executive Director of Battle Saint™, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for servicemen and women suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. She is working with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund as they research the cause of these conditions and evaluate treatment options. She has appeared on numerous national and local TV and radio stations for this cause.

Cynthia has worked with the former Chief Interrogator of the CIA to help edit his book that focuses on a process called the “Human Audit” to detect deception. She has interest in continued research to expand and utilze this process throughout the world, adapting for cultural differences.

Areas of Interest
Global business and conflict resolution as those two disciplines intersect; mediation and negotiation; deception detection; pre-dispostion for developing post-traumatic stress and efficacy of treatment modalities; the role of social media in conflict