Linda Bachman ’90, assistant dean in the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the institution’s director of university experiential learning. Her appointment is effective May 1 in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.
As director of university experiential learning, Bachman is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to advance experiential learning across UGA’s diverse undergraduate programs. She will partner with faculty members, experiential program directors, and other administrators in UGA’s schools and colleges to support planning and program expansion and assessment.
In addition to her work on the committee that drafted and facilitated discussion regarding the Experiential Learning Requirement, Bachman has served as assistant dean in the Franklin College since 2006, first directing external affairs for the college, and more recently providing leadership on strategic planning and the development of entrepreneurial academic programs. Prior to coming to UGA, Bachman founded and led a fundraising, board development, and communications strategy firm in Philadelphia. Her experience in higher education administration includes development, program management, and strategic planning for the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, among other academic and non-profit institutions.
Bachman holds an Ed.D. in higher education management with an international certification from UGA, a master’s in English language and literature from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Bryn Mawr College.