Linda K. Fuller, Professor Emerita in the Communications Department of Worcester State University, earned a B.A. in American Studies from Skidmore College, an M.A. in Human Technology from American International College, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts.
Responsible for 250+ professional publications and conference reports, she is the author/(co-)editor of more than 20 books, including:
- Beyond the Stars: Studies in American Popular Film (1990 – 1996); a five-volume series
- Communicating Comfortably: Your Guide to Overcoming Speaking and Writing Anxieties (1990)
- The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, Implications (1992)
- Community Television in the United States: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access (1994)
- Chocolate Fads, Folklore, and Fantasies (1994)
- Communicating About Communicable Diseases (1995)
- Media-Mediated Relationships: Straight and Gay, Mainstream and Alternative Perspectives (1996)
- Dictionary of Quotations in Communications (1997)
- Women and AIDS: Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation (1998)
- Media-Mediated AIDS (2002)
- National Days/National Ways: Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations Around the World (2004)
- Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (2006)
- Community Media: International Perspectives (2007)
- African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS: Communication Perspectives and Promises (2008)
- Sportscasters/Sportscasting: Practices and Principles (2008)
- Exercises in Sportscasting (2008)
- Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Historical and Media Contexts of Violence (2009)
- Sexual Sports Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts (2009)
- Tsunami Communication: (Inter)personal/Intercultural, Media, Technical, Ethical, Philanthropic, Development, and Personal Responses (2010)
- Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism (2010)
- The Christian Science Monitor: An Evolving Experiment in Journalism (2011)
- The Power of Global Community Media (2012)
Her next book will be about women and the Olympic Games.
Check out her sports website: http://www.LKFullerSport.com.
A resident of Wilbraham, MA, Linda was a Fulbright Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 1996 and a Fulbright Senior Researcher on HIV/AIDS in Dakar, Senegal, in 2002. She was invited to lead a workshop on ethnicity at the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) in Durban, South Africa, and has been a Senior Fellow at Northeastern University since 2003.
Linda and her husband, Eric, have three sons, two daughters-in-law, three granddaughters, a Siamese cat, and a black Labrador rescue dog.