|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
- M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, George Washington University, 1973.
- B.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, 1971.
Linda Dawson has over ten years experience as an engineer in industry, having worked as an Aeronautical Flight Controller on the Space Shuttle Program at NASA in Houston and then as a Navigation and Guidance Engineer for the Boeing Space Center. Linda left engineering several years ago to start a new career in teaching. She taught and developed curriculum for mathematics, engineering and computer related courses at several colleges in the Puget Sound area including the University of Washington Seattle.
Linda currently teaches Mathematics, Statistics, and Physical Science courses primarily in support of the Psychology, Communication, and Environmental Science concentrations. She combines her technical expertise with her educational experience to develop new curriculum using computer methods to analyze mathematical problems.
- Excel manual for The Practice of Business Statistics (Moore, McCabe, Duckworth, and Sclove). 2005, W.H. Freeman & Co.
- Awarded a consultant position with the Tacoma Police Dept. to analyze racial profiling statistics, collected in 2002. Final report completed and published July, 2003. A follow-on study with analysis is planned.