Fletcher Linder


Associate Provost and Dean-University Studies and Interim Honors Dean
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Fletcher Linder holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to JMU, Dr. Linder taught at Davidson College and was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1995-2000. 

Since coming to JMU in 2000, Dr. Linder has served as Anthropology Program Coordinator, Director of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Associate Vice Provost for University Programs, Director of Honors Abroad at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews, Director of General Education in Scotland, Dean of University Studies, and Associate Provost for Online Strategy.

Professor Linder’s research covers such topics as ethics education, body culture, critical theory, sex and sexuality, indigenous models of health and disease, intimate partner violence prevalence and prevention, arthritis epidemiology and treatment.  Dr. Linder has taught a wide variety of courses in anthropology, public health, sociology, and cultural studies.  He has guided many honors theses across a wide range of topics, and has supervised many students studying outside the classroom and abroad.


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