BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – Dr. Lynn M. Linder was officially named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at West Virginia Wesleyan College by President James Moore on Monday.
“Dr. Linder has been a stellar leader on this campus, and I’m very grateful for her drive, passion and thoughtful approach to the work,” Moore said. “I look forward to many years of Dr. Linder’s leadership.”
Linder came to West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2014 and has taught British literature, literary theory, and gender studies as an Associate Professor in the English Department. She co-chaired the committee that revamped the college’s First Year Experience Program and served as its Director.
In her role as interim dean over the last year, Linder steered multiple projects, including the recent announcement of a master’s degree in mental health counseling, a partnership between Community Care of West Virginia, Aetna, and WVWC.
Prior to coming to West Virginia Wesleyan College, Linder taught at Saint Louis University where she also earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature and her Master of Arts in English. She graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History.