Linda Linville, PhD, serves as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, having entered employment as a consulting contractor with the Council in the spring of 2004. She is responsible for the lung and cancer research funded pass through programs, and the accountability reporting of both fiscal and programmatic activities. She coordinates the Kentucky Public Health Advisory Group and the Statewide Joint Engineering Programs, and serves as the staff for the Project Lead the Way Initiative collaborative in Kentucky. She is responsible for the programs of the Knowledge-Based Economy Programs, established by the Kentucky Innovation Act, and administered by the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, as well as Economic Development activities coordinated by the Council, public postsecondary education institutions and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. She joins the Academic Affairs team in review and administration of a number of grants and contracts, including Regional Stewardship involving institutional support in civic engagement and experiential learning.
Dr. Linville earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology concentrating in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She did her clinical training at Emory University in Atlanta. She has taught in both secondary and postsecondary education, public and private, as well as serving as preceptor for medical students. Her twenty years in Kentucky's statewide cancer control program at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center, directing community outreach and education and the Cancer Information Service provided many opportunities to engage with health care providers at both the community and research institution levels to reduce the burden of health related morbidity and mortality. She is a psychologist by training and passionate about patient advocacy and the provision of medical navigation.
Dr. Linville is a reviewer for cancer grant submissions to the National Cancer Institute and the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and a graduate of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute. She serves on the Board of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and a number of statewide advisory boards on Health, Substance Abuse, Autism, STEM Task Force, Lung & Cancer Research, and Equine Trust.