Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D.

Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. is an Internationally-Known Keynote Speaker, Workshop Designer/Leader, and Author on College Teaching, Scholarly Writing, and Academic Career Development.


Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Founding Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, 1998-June 2016.
Director Emerita, July 2016-Present.

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Director, Center for Teaching, 1993-1998.

University of California, Riverside, CA
Director, Teaching Development Program, 1989-1993.

Inland Empire Publishing Group, Inc., Riverside, CA
Business Editor, Inland Empire Magazine and Business Quarterly, 1986-1989.

Impressive Resumes, Riverside and Redlands, CA
Owner/Manager, 1985-1989. Commercial writing and editing services

Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
Adjunct and Assistant Professor, 1975-1985.
Founding Director, TA Training Program, 1979-1983.


University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., Sociology, 1974; M.S., Sociology, 1972. National Science Foundation Fellow

University of California, Berkeley
 B.A., Sociology, 1970, With Distinction. Phi Beta Kappa


Advisory Board, South Carolina Consortium of Educational Developers, 2019-.

Advisory Board, Magna Publications, Madison, WI, 2015-Present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 2009-Present.

Member, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), 1990-Present.    

Member, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), 2000-Present. 
Member, Educational Developers Caucus of STLHE.

Lifetime Member, Mensa International.