Linda Tillman

Linda C. Tillman, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has both teaching and administrative experience in an urban school district. Dr. Tillman’s research interests include mentoring teachers and principals, culturally sensitive research approaches, parental involvement, and leadership theory in a variety of educational contexts including rural schools. With the increased number of African American students in rural schools, Dr. Tillman seeks to apply her culturally sensitive research framework to the investigation of factors that impact parental involvement, teaching, and school leadership in rural settings. Dr. Tillman previously taught at the University of New Orleans and worked with teachers and administrators from several rural school districts in Louisiana. Dr. Tillman serves as a consultant for the National Research Center on Rural Education Support.


Recent Related Publications

Tillman, L. C. (2004). African American parental involvement in a post-Brown era: Facilitating the academic achievement of African American students.Journal of School Public Relations, (25)2, 161-176

Tillman, L. C. (2002). Culturally sensitive research approaches: An African American perspective. Educational Researcher, 31(9), 3-12.

Tillman, L. C. (2001). Success for all children: Implications for leadership preparation programs. University Council for Educational Administration Review, 42(1), 10-15.


Linda Tillman
School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
121 F Peabody Hall
CB# 3500
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500
(919) 843-1998