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Hauser, Linda

Linda Ann Hauser California State University, Fresno, USA

Dr. Linda Hauser has been deeply involved in education for over 35 years. She is a Professor at California State University, Fresno where she teaches both in the Educational Leadership and Administration (principal preparation) program and Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, as well as serves as department chair, program coordinator and dissertation adviser.  Prior to her tenure as a university professor, Dr. Hauser served over 28 years in California public as the Chief Academic Officer for the Fresno Unified School District and as an area superintendent, administrator for professional development, elementary school principal, secondary learning director, resource teacher, and teacher in the Clovis Unified School District.  She has taught numerous grade ranges from primary grade students to the graduate level.  Dr. Hauser received her BA in Communicative Disorders (deaf education emphasis) and teaching credential from California State University of Fresno, her MA in Administration and Reading Specialist Credential from Fresno Pacific University and completed a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of LaVerne.  Under Dr. Hauser’s leadership as elementary principal, her school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.  She has done and continues to do extensive work in schools and districts in organizational development and facilitation as a new leadership competency; system’s alignment; teaching, learning and instructional leadership for high performance; and developing and implementing tiered systems of interventions and support.  Dr. Hauser delivers numerous presentations at national and state conferences, is an author of peer-reviewed articles, and was an award recipient from the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) for a model professional development program: Project BEST (Beginning Educator’s Support in Teaching).  Linda lives in Fresno, California with her husband, Rob, of 35 years.  They are proud parents and grandparents.  Their grown daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Shawn, reside in Carlsbad, California with their two precious grandsons, James and Zachary.  Grown son Jeffrey resides in Costa Mesa, California.