Linda Valley

Linda Valley

Assistant Professor of Developmental Composition

Phone: 260.422.5561 x2466


Office: Academic Center 159

Class Information

Spring 2017

  • ENG1100 Introduction to College Writing

Office Hours:

  • MWF 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 10 – 2:00 p.m.
  • T/R 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


College of General Studies

Academic Advisor Roles


Academic Degrees

Master of Arts
English: Rhetoric and Composition
Ball State University (2011)

Bachelor of Science
Secondary Education: English major; Psychology minor
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (2001)

Professional Experience

Indiana Writing Project, 2009 – 2017: Vice President and Invitational Leadership Institute & Summer Programs Co-director

Southwest Allen County Schools, 2001 – 2016: English, Composition, Read180, Language Arts Essential Skills Teacher; Department Chair, Team Leader, In-Service and Professional Development Presenter

Selected Publications/Presentations

  •  “I-Search Paper: Learn How.” Best Practices Showcase Presenter. University of St. Francis University. 2014
  •  “Understanding and Promoting Authorship in the Middle School Classroom.” Ball State University. 2011.

Southwest Allen County Schools District In-service and Professional Development Presentations:

  • “Reading and Writing Workshop Methods.” 2013
  • “Writing Workshop Basics.” 2012
  • “Intersecting Technology and Learning Places.” 2012
  • “I-Search Research.” 2011
  • “Writing Trends.” 2009

Additional Information

2007 – Summit Middle School Teacher of the Year
2001 – Outstanding Future Teacher, Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

My life passion is to learn — to progress academically, personally, and spiritually and to share that adventure with others. This can happen while I’m researching, teaching, loving my family, drinking coffee or taking in the sights, smells, and sounds of Lake Michigan. As a life-long-learner, I encourage my students to risk — even failure — to discover their voice and their passion.