Associate Professor of Education

Ph.D., Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University
M.A.T., Reading and Language Arts, Oakland University
B.S., Elementary Education, Oklahoma Christian University

School: School of Education
Office: Campus Center (CC) 214
Phone: (248) 218.2130



  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Content Reading and Assessment
  • Children’s Literature
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Writing Workshop
  • Diagnosis and Differentiation in Reading (graduate course for Michigan Department of Education)



  • Member, Michigan Association of Reading Professors
  • Member,  National Reading Conference
  • Member, International Reading Association
  • Editorial Review Board, Michigan Reading Journal
  • Reading Practicum Coordinator with Rochester Community Schools
  • Co-Chair, Rochester College accreditation process, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Member, Rochester College Teacher Advisory Committee
  • Member, Madonna University Teacher Advisory Committee



Dr. Linda Park began her career as a classroom teacher in grades 2 through middle school and, eventually, served as a building principal. She has professional and research interests in preparing pre- and in-service teachers to be highly effective educators of literacy in K-12 schools. Linda is married to David Park and enjoys reading, listening to music of all genres, watching sports, nature walks, and anything related to animals. She and David share a home with five special Chartreux cats, Lucy, (T.S.) Eliot, Ezra (Pound), The Great Gatsby, and Harper Lee, whom they show at regional cat shows.



  • Doctoral Dissertation: The Role of Discussion Group Interactions in Supporting the Development of Reflective Thinking and Responsive Reading Instruction in Preservice Teacher Candidates
  • Presenter at Lawrence Technological University’s Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Alignment Project:  “Assessment and Equity in Science Education”