Linda Gnagey

Linda Gnagey

Office Phone: (540) 432-4355

Cell Phone: (540) 433-1832


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: LB 313

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30

Assistant Professor, Chair

Academic Success Center

“I seek to help students find success in a particular assignment, course, or course of study.”

Linda Gnagey balances teaching developmental coursework with roles as director of the Academic Success Center and advisor to conditionally admitted first year students. She thrives on making connections for herself and for students—with other faculty and staff as they work with students and between students’ skill development and academic goals. She is accredited as an Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity screener and National Tutoring Association tutor trainer. She holds education degrees from Goshen College (B.A.) and James Madison University (M.Ed.) and seeks to be a life-long learner. Swimming for exercise, attending theater and sports events, traveling with her husband Keith, and sharing time with her children and grandchildren are favorite pastimes. She is an active member of Community Mennonite Church.


  • M.Ed., James Madison University, 1985
  • B.A., Goshen College, 1975

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

  • Gnagey, L. (2013). Paired Reading Skills Instruction with a Content (Bible) Course. Presentation at NADE Conference, Denver, CO.

Church, Community and Professional Service

  • Nurturing and Encouraging Women, Board Member
  • Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic, Volunteer

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Summer Teaching Grant, 2007
  • Quality Service Award, 2003
  • Summer Teaching Grant, 2002

Certifications and Licenses

  • Virginia Teaching Licensure and Certification 1-7, through 2015
  • National Tutoring Association Tutor Trainer Certification, through 2015
  • Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity Screener Certification

Professional Memberships

  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
  • National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
  • National Tutoring Association

Professional Conferences Attended

  • Teaching Academic Survival and Success Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2016
  • National Association for Developmental Education National Conference, Greenville, SC, February 2015
  • Council of Independent Colleges/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students, Baltimore, MD, July 2014
  • College Reading and Learning Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 2013
  • National Association for Developmental Education National Conference, Denver, CO, February 2013
  • National Association for Developmental Education National Conference, Orlando, FL, February 2012
  • Conversations on Attachment Conference, Harrisonburg, VA, April 2011
  • On Course National Conference, Raleigh, NC, April 2010
  • National Association for Developmental Education National Conference, Columbus, OH, March 2010

New Courses Taught

  • College Success Strategies II: Back on Course, Spring 2016
  • College Success Strategies I: Beginning the Course, Fall 2015
  • On Course: Strategies for Success, Spring 2009
  • Introductory College Writing for Transitions, transitions component – 2 sections, Fall 2008
  • Reading and Study Skills, Fall 2008
  • Peer Tutoring Practicum, Fall 2007

EMU Service

  • EAB Campus Student Success Collaborative Pilot Group, 2015-current
  • Undergraduate Enrollment Strategies Group, 2015-current
  • Diversity Workgroup, 2015
  • Success Seminar Series, 2014
  • Academic Review Committee, 2012-current
  • PULSE, 2012-current
  • Library Committee, 2011-current
  • Quality Enhancement Plan Implementation Team, 2011-current
  • NCAA Intern Mentor, 2011-2014