Professor Linda Laine awarded Weller Distinguished Professorship by Central College

PELLA -- Linda Laine, professor of communication studies at Central College, has been awarded the Kenneth J. Weller Distinguished Professorship of the Liberal Arts. Named after Central's 18th president who served from 1970-90, the three-year endowed professorship recognizes a distinguished faculty member and provides support for teaching, research and scholarship.

Laine, who joined the Central faculty in 2004, was honored at commencement in May. She will be installed at a later date as the 10th Weller Distinguished Professorship of the Liberal Arts. "I am deeply honored by this recognition and greatly appreciate the support of President Weller for this professorship," Laine says.

Laine earned her bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University in Texas and completed her master's degree and Ph.D. in communication at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She recently was promoted to professor of communication studies.

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