Judy Touchton is known especially for her work in women's leadership advocacy and her expertise in higher education executive search and selection processes. Touchton was Interim Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Women in Higher Education and Director of the National Network of Women Leaders for the American Council on Education. Subsequently, she is the founder and CEO of Women Leaders Move and President of Touchton Partners LLC through which she serves as executive coach and candidate consultant to academic women leaders. She is a popular speaker on leadership and career development for women and dynamic writer on issues of equity, advancement and leadership. Touchton has a B.A. from Duke University and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland College Park.