Articles by Wendy M. Edmonds

Dr. Wendy Edmonds is a Lecturer at Bowie State University. She conducted her dissertation research on the survivors of the Jonestown Massacre using “Followership” as a framework. She won 1st place in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 8th Annual 2018 Regional Research Symposium and she was also the recipient of The Chair Academy’s 2018 Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award.

In September 2019, Dr. Edmonds was invited to speak on “toxic followership” at the Community Church of East Williston, New York.

She can be reached at

One Follower of Jim Jones: A Story of Restoration (2018)

Followership, Sacrificial Leadership and Charisma, Dissertation (2013)

Followership in Peoples Temple: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2009)

Originally posted on October 15th, 2018.

Last modified on October 16th, 2019.
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