Hi there!

I’m Dr. Katie Linder and I help academics and higher education professionals create more ease in their work and lives through 1:1 and group coaching, online tools and resources, and practical strategies shared through podcast episodes and blog posts.

Through my philosophy of radical self-trust, I can help you find more certainty and alignment on your career path.

I also write books!

Managing Your Professional Identity Online

“Katie Linder’s background in faculty development shines through on every page, turning aspirational points about why one might be interested in social media into specific, pragmatic steps that one can easily implement.”

Jason Jones, Director of Educational Technology – Trinity College

The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide

“Katie Linder has written practical, smart, and even compassionate book on blended course design. Drawing on both research and experience, she walks readers through the process of creating blended courses that will challenge and engage students, providing plenty of examples and tips along the way. This is the essential guide we need to ensure our students will be successful in blended courses.”

Peter Felten, Assistant Provost for Teaching & Learning – Elon University

High-Impact Practices in Online Education

High-Impact Practices in Online Education asks the right questions about online teaching and learning. This collection offers grounded, practical suggestions for evolving online pedagogy toward a purposeful form of teaching that offers possibilities beyond anything we’ve done until now.”

Matthew Reed, Vice President for Learning – Brookdale Community College

The Business of Innovating Online

The Business of Innovating Online provides both novice and experienced online education administrators with a comprehensive overview of a range of online innovations, how they came to be created, the components that led to their success, and concrete steps that they can take to create a more innovative culture for their own e-learning organization.

Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers

“The authors have produced a book that anyone contemplating, or negotiating, a non-traditional academic career will want to read. Not only read, but workshop and teach and book-club and share. I think that we will keep Going-Alt Ac on our desks, as both a reference guide and a reminder that we are part of something bigger.”

Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives – Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning

Rampage Violence Narratives

“In her study of fictionalized narratives of extreme youth violence, Kathryn Linder clarifies the complex interplay between the appearance of violent youth in fiction and how they are viewed in real life. Thus, this volume clarifies not only how fiction has portrayed the rampage school shooter, but also how society conceptualizes the social problem of school shootings. This book is vital reading for anyone wanting to understand the emergence, evolution, and persistence of the image of the school shooter on the contemporary scene, both fictional and concrete.”

Glenn W. Muschert, Miami University, Ohio

A Little More About Me (or My Official Bio)


Dr. Katie Linder is currently the executive director for program development at Kansas State University Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University. Katie is also a Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.

Katie is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. For the past several years, her work has focused on blended course design best practices, institutional supports for accessible online learning, and research literacy for scholarship of teaching and learning practitioners and distance education stakeholders. She speaks on topics related to writing and publication; creativity and productivity; self-promotion and personal branding; and teaching and learning with technology.

Her latest works include Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (Stylus, 2020; co-authored with Kevin Kelly and Tom Tobin), Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators (Stylus, 2018), High-Impact Practices in Online Education (Stylus, 2018), and The Business of Innovating Online (Stylus, 2019). She is also the author of The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide (Stylus, 2016).

Katie earned her BA in English Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and her MA and PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University.

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