Tillman, Linda C. (lct2134)

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Tillman, Linda
Adjunct Professor of Education Leadership
Organization & Leadership

Educational Background

Dr. Linda C. Tillman is Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also held faculty positions at the University of New Orleans and Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). Dr. Tillman is a former public-school educator with high school teaching and administrative experience. Dr. Tillman’s research and scholarship is focused on school leadership, the education African Americans in K-12 education, mentoring in higher education, and culturally sensitive research approaches. Her work has been featured in publications including Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Researcher, Review of Research in Education, and Review of Educational Research. She is editor in chief of the SAGE Handbook of African American Education and co-editor of the Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity (with J.J. Scheurich). Recent publications include “Achieving Racial Equity in Higher Education: The Case for Mentoring Faculty of Color” (Teachers College Record).

Dr. Tillman’s Culturally Sensitive Research Framework has been cited and used across disciplines including educational leadership and teacher education, and in medical/health care research including research on diabetes in African Americans by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and research on pregnancy and childbearing among young African American women by researchers at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Tillman is the former Vice President of Division A (Administration, Organization and Leadership) of the American Educational Research Association and the former Director of the Barbara Jackson Scholars of the University Council for Educational Administration. She is the recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration’s Jay Scribner Mentoring Award. Dr. Tillman received her Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from The Ohio State University, her Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Dayton (Ohio), and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The Ohio State University.


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