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Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 20:1 (Spring/Summer 2019), pp. vii-viii.
A Professor of English, Linda Frost has been active in honors since 2004, first as Associate Director at the University of Alabama Birmingham, then as Director at Eastern Kentucky University, and now as Dean of the Honors College at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Linda is a member of the NCHC Board of Directors, co-chair of the Publications Board, and a member of the Conference Planning Committee. For six years, she ran the NCHC Newsletter Contest, and she has served in the gamut of offices, including president, of the Southern Regional Honors Council.
In honors, Linda has published four articles in JNCHC; co-edited the monograph Housing Honors, in which she also has a chapter; took the lead in founding UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in 2017; and at latest count has given nineteen presentations at NCHC conferences.
What distinguishes Linda is the combination of versatility, energy, integrity, and respect with which she approaches all her work. She exercises this combination of traits in her approach to texts, colleagues, fellow scholars, and students at every level of capability. She is open to new ideologies and personalities while at the same time passionately standing up for her own clearly articulated standards and theoretical perspectives. She has brought all these talents to the NCHC and become an essential contributor to the organization’s success.