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Linda Waldron

Linda Waldron

Associate Professor
Faculty Director of Academic Success

Luter Hall 168
(757) 594-8722


  • Ph D in Sociology, Syracuse University
  • MA in Communication (TV/Radio/Film), Syracuse University
  • MA in Sociology, Syracuse University


Sociology of Education, Media and Popular Culture, Socialization, Multicultural Education, Research Methods


Youth Violence, Bullying, Inequality in Education, Social Problems and the Media, Social Media Use Among Emerging Adults


Linda M. Waldron, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Director of Academic Success at Christopher Newport University. She is a qualitative researcher, specializing in studies about education, youth violence, school discipline policies, bullying, race-class-gender inequalities, and the media. Her research has been published in several scholarly journals, including Youth and Society, Sociology Compass, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, and Humanity and Society. Her more recent work focuses on cyberbullying, inequities related to post-secondary educational attainment, and social media use among teens and emerging adults. Prior to coming to CNU, she worked as a TV News Producer in Atlanta. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Syracuse University with the support of an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women and a Mass Media Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She also holds a M.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in Radio/TV/Film Production, both from Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

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