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Linda Tillman elected to leadership positions in two national professional organizations

Linda Tillman, associate professor of educational leadership, has been elected vice president of Division A ─ Administration, Organization and Leadership ─ of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Division A represents more than 1600 faculty, graduate students and other individuals in the field of educational leadership.

During her three-year term, which will begin in April 2007, Tillman will perform the duties of vice president and serve on the AERA Council, the legislative and policymaking body of the association.

Tillman also was recently appointed to the position of associate director of graduate student development for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). In this role, she will co-chair the David L. Clark Graduate Research Seminar Planning Committee, co-chair the Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Network Advisory Board and work with the UCEA Executive Committee in the development and implementation of the UCEA Graduate Student Symposium.

Since joining the School of Education faculty in July 2004, Tillman has taught in the Educational Leadership Program and focused her writing and research on the education of African American students.