Linda Petersen

Linda Petersen joined WSCUC in 2016 to direct research efforts of the agency. She has held several research, teaching, and administrative positions in higher education, including Associate Director for Operations for the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, she served as Program Manager at the University of California Office of the President for a system-wide project devoted to increasing faculty diversity, and as Associate Director for Research for Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), a joint effort between the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. Linda also has experience in education law and worked for the California Department of Education’s legal office, as both a legal researcher and as a state Special Education Mediator. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

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