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Associate Professor of Teaching and Leadership, University of North Dakota

Dr. Link is the co-author of Cornerstones of Strong Schools: Practices for Purposeful Leadership and author of several articles, book chapters, and professional papers on school leaders, grading, and classroom assessments. She currently serves as an associate professor and Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Teaching & Leadership program and Mastery Learning graduate certificate at the University of North Dakota and has won many awards for her community engagement.

Dr. Link served as Associate Dean of the College of Public Service at the University of Houston-Downtown and in various K-12 central office and school-based leadership roles such as Chief Academic Officer, Chief Talent Management Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Professional Development Director, and more. She has taught elementary, middle, high school and college students in her 32 years in the education profession. While Dr. Link was Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning in Memphis, TN, she was 1 of 7 administrators charged with leading the largest school district merger in United States’ history.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Teaching & Leadership, University of North Dakota


  • 2014 
    The University of Memphis, EdD