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Linda S. Larrivee, Ph.D.

Linda Larrivee

Linda S. Larrivee, PhD is the Dean of the School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences at Worcester State University where she oversees ten academic departments including: Biology; Chemistry; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Earth, Environment, and Physics; Education; Health Sciences; Mathematics; Nursing; and Occupational Therapy. These 10 departments encompass 23 undergraduate programs and 15 graduate programs. She also oversees five centers including the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Studies and Practice, the Center for PreK-12 Initiatives in Education, the Math Center, the WSU Speech-Language-Hearing Center, and the Center for STEM Research and Education as well as the WSU online journal Currents in Teaching and Learning.

She has published numerous articles in refereed journals and edited texts and has spoken extensively both nationally and internationally on the subjects of emergent literacy, phonological awareness, and psychometric considerations in assessment as well as the relation between language development and reading development. Her research also includes the scholarship of teaching and learning. In addition, she is active in the Worcester community. Dr. Larrivee was elected to the QCC Foundation Board in June of 2019.