|Reid J. Linn, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Special Education
James Madison University
The Graduate School
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
Dr. Reid Linn is Dean of The Graduate School of James Madison University and a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools and the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools. He served as Associate Dean of from 2004-2006 also directing the office of Continuing Education. He holds degrees from East Carolina University, University of Virginia and the University of Florida. Dr. Linn joined JMU in 1985 as an assistant professor of special education and served in various capacities, within the College of Education, including graduate program coordinator and department head until 2004. Prior to coming to JMU, Dr. Linn taught students with mild to severe disabilities in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida. Additionally he served on the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Georgia and as an adjunct graduate instructor at both Albany State University and the University of Florida.
Dr. Linn has taught more than 30 courses and 7000 students at the university level. He has been recognized at JMU with distinguished teaching awards in 1992, 1994, 1999, and 2003 and the College of Education's Madison Scholar Award in 2000. In 2003, he was the first to receive the Instructional Leadership Award bestowed by the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. He has authored and coauthored numerous professional publications and has made scholarly presentations at state, national and international conferences. Dr. Linn is the principal investigator for the Virginia Department of Education's Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center, located at JMU, and has secured with others over $23 million in grants and contracts while at JMU.