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Linda Silvernail, Ed.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies
Department: Leadership, Learning Design, and Inquiry
College of Education


Linda Silvernail served in K-12 education in South Carolina for over 40 years as an English teacher, administrator, and district curriculum coordinator. She taught courses in writing, teacher preparation, diversity, and curriculum courses as an adjunct at Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina before becoming a full-time instructor at USC in the Curriculum Studies, Ed.D. program.


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Cambridge College
BS, Secondary Education, University of South Carolina


As it relates to educational research, Linda Silvernail's areas of interest include diversity and equity in education, classroom instruction, teacher preparation, and curriculum designed to meet diverse student needs.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.