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Linda J. Stine

Professor, Master of Human Services Program, Lincoln University PA

  • Full-time: 1980-present
  • Part-time: 1979-80
  • 1991-92 Sabbatical Year:Visiting Associate Professor of Business Writing, Huanghe University, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China

Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 215-590-8213
  • Office Fax: 215-387-3834 / 610-932-5511
Professional Expertise
  • Teaching and evaluating the academic potential of non-traditional adult learners
  • Using computers in the writing classroom
  • Directing academic programs and initiatives
  • Developing curricula
  • Teaching basic writing

Teaching Experience

Full-time, Lincoln University (1980-Present)

Basic Writing in the Human Services. Working in a computer laboratory, students practice a variety of basic academic and job-related writing skills

Advanced Writing in the Human Services. Working in a computer laboratory, students practice a variety of advanced academic and job-related writing tasks in order to develop a professional writing style.

Technical Applications in HumanServices Communications.& Provides computer-assisted and teacher-directed practice in writing to help students refine grammar and editing skills and learn word-processing applications as tools for producing effective professional writing.

Communication Skills for Human Service Practitioners. Stresses the writing process and writing skills development.Students practice the academic writing skills necessary forgraduate work and the human service profession.

Theory and Practice Integration.Focuses on production of a professional portfolio documenting the student's human service experience and skills and a learning plan which guides his or her learning throughout the remainder of the Human Services Program.

Part-time, various institutions (1976-1984).

Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Villanova University, Widener College (Evening Division), The Baldwin School.

Administrative Experience

Co-chair, Lincoln University Self-Study (December 2005-2007). Develop and convene university-wide self-study Steering Committee; develop self-study design; coordinate task force research efforts; implement the decennial institutional self-study process according to Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education guidelines.

SHARE IT: Sharing, Helping and Rewarding Excellence in Instructional Technology (2002). Co-authored and structured $120,000 grant funded by the PA Department of Education for faculty development in technology. Project Director: Dr. Saligrama SubbaRao.

Co-chair, Periodic Review Report (April 2001-June 2003) Coordinated and prepared Lincoln's 5-year accreditation update report for Middle States Association

LincServ Project Director (1998-99). Author and coordinator of $117,000 Link-2-Learn grant funded by the PA Department of Education. Grant objective was to improve social services by improving technology skills and Internet access for both social service recipients and social service providers in the Philadelphia area.

Chair, Technology Task Force (1995-1999). Developed and implemented Technology Across the Curriculum program; designed faculty development efforts in the area of educational technology.

Acting Director, Master of Human Services (MHS) Program (1990-91). Staffed and budgeted areas of faculty development, curriculum coordination, and enrollment management for a 200-student, non-traditional graduate program.

Coordinator of First-semester Classes (1982-1998). Developed standard field curriculum, coordinated faculty syllabi and assignment dates, chaired faculty meetings, and developed Writing Across the Curriculum materials and workshops. Wrote much of MHS Student Handbook and Preceptor Resource Manual.

Director of Summer School (1988-1989). Developed, coordinated, and implemented all aspects of undergraduate summer school program.


"Just What Is 'Basic'?: Computer-Enhanced Basic Writing for a Non-Traditional Graduate Program, in Basic Writing in America: The History of Nine College Programs, edited by Nicole Pepinster Greene and Patricia J. McAlexander, Hampton Press, 2007.

"The Best of Both Worlds: Teaching Basic Writers in Class and Online." Journal of Basic Writing. Fall 2004, Vol. 23, #2, pp. 39 –59.

Classroom Resources for Instructors Using Foundations First. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002, 2004.

Classroom Resources for Instructors Using Writing First. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000, 2006. Co-authored first edition with L. Stengle.

Teaching Matters. Lincoln University newsletter on pedagogical issues. Editor and originator. 1989-1998.

"Computers in the Composition Classroom: Using Technology to Improve Student Writing." Technology Applied to Pedagogy: Using Technology as a Tool to Enrich Students' Classroom Learning Experience. White paper commissioned by Executive Leadership Foundation. 1997.

"Report from the Hinterlands: Teaching Writing in Central China." Newsletter of the Conference on Basic Writing, CCCC. Winter, 1993.

"Review of Recent Research." Column in Basic Writing Newsletter. 1989-91.

"Computers and Commuters: A Computer-intensive Writing Course for Adults." Computers and Composition. April 1989.

"Notes from the College Campus." Quarterly column in The Writing Notebook1988-1990.

"Answers and More Questions: A Survey of Computer Use in Composition Instruction." English Quarterly. Spring 1987.

"Ich haette Lust, Maerchen zu schreiben": Frisch's Use of the Maerchen in Die Schwierigen and Montauk." Max Frisch. Eds. Gerhard Probst and Jay Bodine. Lexington University of Kentucky Press, 1982.

"Chinesische Trauemerei--amerikanisches Maerchen: Maerchenelemente in Bin und Stiller." Max Frisch, Aspekte der Prosawerks. Ed. Gerhard P. Knapp. Bern: Peter Lang, 1978.


"Teaching Basic Writing: In Labs? Online? In Between?" Online module created for McGraw Hill's Teaching Basic Writing website. 2006-2007.

"'Basic' Writers/ 'Basic' Technology: Challenges and Changes." Panel presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2005.

"The Best of Both Worlds: Teaching Basic Writers in a Hybrid Face-to-Face and Online Environment." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 2004.

"Link-to-Learn: Models for Reaching the Hard to Reach." Panel chair. National Educational Computing Conference. Atlantic City, NJ. June 1999.

"Expanding Access: The LincServ Project at Lincoln University." Poster session. CAUSE Conference. Seattle, WA. December 1998.

"When CAI = Chalk-Assisted Instruction: Teaching Business Writing in China." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Diego, CA. March 1993.

"Computers and Composition: Exemplary Strategies for Transforming the Writing Environment." Pre-convention workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 1990

"Computers and Pedagogy: Changes in Textbook Content and Selection Criteria." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Seattle, WA. March 1989.

"Computers and Commuters: Making a Difficult Connection." Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. Los Angeles, CA. November 1987.

"Computer Conferencing and Students." Panel Chair. Conference on Computers and Writing. University of Pittsburgh. May 1986.

"Computers 1985-86: Summary of Themes, Trends, and Research." Conference of the Delaware Valley Writing Council. Fall 1986.

"Computers and Composition: Answers that Raise More Questions." Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, PA. 1985.

"What Makes Writing Good?" Panel Chair. Conference on Writing in the Humanities and Sciences. Delaware Valley Writing Council, LaSalle University. Spring 1985.

"Reality and Fiction: Frisch's Portrayal of Marriage in Graf Oederland and Phillip Hotz." Convention of the Modern Languages Association, New York. 1978.

"Der Einfall ist der Name: Max Frisch and the Graf Oederland Theme." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY. 1977.

Selected Committee and Task-force Experience

  • Curriculum Committee (2005-present). In conjunction with Educational Policies Committee, review all new course offerings before presenting for faculty approval.

  • Writing Committee (2003-2006). Provide direction and leadership for university's writing program; develop writing assessment plan.

  • Task Force on Post Tenure Review (2004-present). Develop university post tenure review program.

  • Educational Policies Committee (2001-2003; secretary 2001-2002). Evaluate and approve/disapprove all university programmatic and curricular changes.

  • Assessment Committee (2001-2003). Develop and standardize assessment tools at departmental level in preparation for accreditation self-study.

  • Chair, Promotions, Tenure, and Severance Committee (2000). Member 1998-2000.

  • Chair, Faculty Task Force, Middle States Accreditation Self-Study (1996-98). Served on university-wide steering committee; wrote faculty section of final report.

  • Chair, Faculty Development Committee (1996-1997). Negotiated budget for faculty development funds and designed application and assessment system for faculty funding proposals.

  • Member of University Strategic Planning Committee (1990-91). Developed strategic plan to take Lincoln University into the 21st century.

  • Chair, MHS Admissions Committee (1982-1996). Admitted approximate 120 new students per year. Reviewed and refined admissions standards, standardized data gathering techniques and admissions procedures; reviewed admission test instruments and cut-off scores. Developed writing sample prompts, evaluated writing samples, and developed new application materials.

  • Curriculum Development Experience

  • Developed Pre-graduate Semester in Writing and Critical Thinking (1987). Devised admission and exit criteria, negotiated equipment purchase, designed publicity materials, assisted in recruitment of students; taught the writing and computer-application components. This curriculum for new computer-assisted pre-graduate semester has been a successful addition to the MHS Program since 1987.

  • Designed and presented "Improving Documentation Skills: Writing Quickly, Writing Well" (1994, 1993). A 9-week summer writing course and 4-week follow-up program for counselors at Bensalem Youth Development Center (Bensalem, PA)

  • Designed and presented "Effective Writing at Work: Asking the Right Questions" (1992). A writing workshop series for the support staff of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (Wilmington, DE).

  • Designed and presented "Introduction to Business Writing" (1987-88). An introductory business writing course for the Partnership with Business and Industry, Montgomery County Community College (MD).

  • Designed and presented "Effective On-the-Job Writing" (1987). A technical writing workshop for supervisory-level employees of Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority.

  • Revised "Writing Workshop" (1986-88). A 6-week MHS summer writing workshop offered to all incoming first-year students; taught one workshop each summer.

  • Co-designed and delivered "Professional Development Assistance Program" (1985). Training in writing, test-taking, note-taking, critical thinking and reading, effective listening, and public speaking for employees in the Delaware State Mental Health/Mental Retardation system.

  • Education

    Graduate and undergraduate education

    Ph.D.: Bryn Mawr College (German Literature), 1977

    M.A.: Bryn Mawr College (German Literature), 1972

    B.A.: Ohio Wesleyan University, 1967

    Graduate fellowships:

    Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities

    S. Maude. Kaemmerling Fellowship

    Anna Ottendorfer MemorialResearch Fellowship

    Undergraduate academic honors:

    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Ohio Wesleyan Achievement, University Scholar, 1963-1967
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Departmental Honors in German

    Post-doctoral courses

    NYU Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar, June 2007:  Ensuring Successful Online Learning

    NYU Faculty Resource Network Winter Seminar, January 2006: New Trends in English as a Second Language

    NYU Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar, June 2005: Transcending Argument: Setting a Course for Writing

    Institute on Adult Learners, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1994

    Advanced Institute on Evaluation, West Chester University, 1985

    Teaching the Basic Writer: Baltimore Area Consortium for Writing Across the Curriculum, 1983

    Grants and Awards

    • Summer Scholar-in-Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University (June 2009)
    • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award

    • Faculty Development Grant (2006): Development of a Self-paced Online Orientation Course to Enhance Academic Success and Retention ($6000)

    • SHARE IT: Sharing, Helping and Rewarding Excellence in Instructional Technology: For details see Administrative Experience above (2002)

    • LincServ: For details see Administrative Experience above (1998-99)

    • 1994 Meritorious Teaching Award: 1986-87, 1985-86 (only years award was presented)

    • Faculty Development and Curriculum Improvement Grants, 1986-87, 1985-86

    Professional Affiliations

    PA Society of Teaching Scholars (Charter Member)

    National Council of Teachers of English

    Conference on College Composition and Communication

    Conference on Basic Writing

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