Linda Serra Hagedorn is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, International Programs, Student Services, Diversity, and Community in the College of Human Sciences and Professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She is a prominent researcher in the area of community college student success with over 200 publications and presentations. As the Director of International Programs at Iowa State, she is also highly involved in international education. Dr. Hagedorn has extensive international experience beginning with her initial work in Vietnam as a Fulbright Specialist at AnGiang University (2003). She subsequently has been a researcher and collaborator in China, Indonesia, Russia, Korea, Spain and Vietnam. She is on the advisory board of international universities in both China and Iran. As the past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Past President of the Iowa Academy of Education, and President Elect of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Dr. Hagedorn has a long and rich history of leadership.
Included in her long list of funded projects, is the leadership and founding of the American Cultural Center at Henan Normal University in Xinxiang China, Xinlian College in Zhengzhou, China and Harbin University of Science and Technology in Harbin, China funded through the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis – Higher Education. University of Illinois at Chicago