Dr. Linda Frost has been named the founding Dean of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Honors College. She comes to UTC from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where she holds the positions of Director of the Honors Program and Professor of English.
At EKU, Frost oversaw the revision of the honors curriculum and was the principal investigator on a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to create the interdisciplinary biological and physical honors science course, SEEing Science in Appalachia.
A member of the Publications Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), Frost has published a number of essays in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council and in 2012, she presented her work at the first international “Evoking Excellence in Higher Education” conference in Groningen, the Netherlands. Her current work-in-progress is Housing Honors, a monograph that includes the first large-scale survey of the physical structures honors occupies across the U.S.
She is the author of Never One Nation: Freaks, Savages, and Whiteness in U.S. Popular Culture, 1850-1870 (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and Conjoined Twins in Black and White: The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).
She is currently President of the Southern Regional Honors Council and with John Richardson, Director of the University Honors Program at the University of Louisville, co-hosted the annual SRHC conference in Louisville in April 2013.
Frost earned her undergraduate degree in English from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and received her Ph.D.in English from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Frost has made numerous national and regional scholarly presentations.
“The Honors College holds great potential for more students at UTC to have an honors experience and joins the prestigious Brock Scholars program… Dr. Frost will spend the next year planning the Honors College,” said Dr. Mary Tanner, Interim Provost.