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Dr. Linda Tomlinson


Dr. Linda Tomlinson
Associate Professor of History

Office: JKSA 219
Phone: 672-1556
Fax: 672-1470
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  • DAH, African/African-American Studies, Clark Atlanta University
  • MLA, American History, Southern Methodist University
  • BFA, Communications/Public Relations, Southern Methodist University
  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, El Centro College

Professional Experience

  • Coordinator of  History Core Curriculum and Instructor of History, Clark Atlanta University, 2004-2008
  • Instructor of History, Clark Atlanta University, 1999-2004
  • Lecturer, Clark Atlanta University, 1997-1999
  • Adjunct Professor, Spelman College, 1999-2008
  • Coordinator I, Theatre Division, Southern Methodist University, 1983-1993


  • ETS AP Reader for U.S. History, Louisville, KY—2008 and 2009
  • Recipient of the UNCF/Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • Recipient of the Southern Education Foundation, Inc.’s John A. Griffin Award for Equity in Education, 2002
  • Recipient of the Georgia Women in Education’s Louise McBee Scholarship, 1998 


  • HIST 210   African American History
  • HIST 212   United States History Since 1865
  • HIST 322   Ethnic Minorities in Urban American History 


  • Black Activism in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • The Roles of Black Women in Social Movements
  • Jim Crow Politics and Culture
  • Black Revolution
  • History and Culture of the African Diaspora 


  • (Chapter) George Yancy ed. , et al, Our Black Sons Matter Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Moss, Barbara, Linda Tomlinson and Robert Woodrum.  The United States, Africa and the World.  Acton, MA: Tapestry Press, 2006.
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