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Linda Platt

Linda Jordan Platt, Ph.D.

Professor, English
412-536-1222

education:

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
  • M.A. in English, University of Pittsburgh, 1985
  • B.A. in English, Grove City College, 1973

PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATION:

  • Director of College Writing
  • Co-Chair of Performing Arts

awards and recognitions:

  • Outstanding Staff Service Award, La Roche University Student Government, 2002
  • Class Marshal, 1999
  • Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Teacher Excellence, La Roche University, 1998

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND articles:

  • “Reading the Gaps: High School-College Alignment and the Humanities,” Humanities Symposium, Columbia University, New York City, Feb. 27 2007
  • Consultant to Pennsylvania Department of Education, PSSA/Placement Exams Alignment Project, 2004-6.
  • Governor's Commission on College and Career Success, PA Department of Education, Work Group Member, Fall 2005 to December 2006
  • “Evidence-Based Education Policies: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” with Lucretia “Penny” Pence, in Blurring Boundaries: Developing Writers, Researchers, and Teachers. A Tribute to William L. Smith. Ed. Peggy O'Neill. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2006.

JOINED LA ROCHE:  

1995

HOMETOWN:

Pittsburgh and Parker, Pennsylvania