B.A., Marymount College, Tarrytown
M.A.T., Oberlin College
Ph.D., The George Washington University
Other study: American University
- American History, post-Civil War
- American Politics
- State and Urban Politics
- Public Policy
- Modern American history, 1945 to present
- The civil rights movement
- Comparative state governments
- Influence of state governments on national policy
Dr. Linda McMahon retired from the full-time faculty in 2012. She continues to support the University and the History and Politics programs as Professor Emerita.
She joined Marymount's faculty in 1965. After teaching seven years and receiving tenure, she served as the chief student affairs officer until 2003. During those years, she continued to teach one course a semester. She became chair of the Department of History and Politics in 2007. From 2006 to 2010 she served on the Liberal Arts Task Force, charged by the University president with revising the Liberal Arts Core.
During her early teaching career, she taught survey courses in Western Civilization, American History Survey, and Modern Political Concepts. She developed "American History: Society and Values," an upper-division course required in the Liberal Arts Core. She later taught U.S. History since 1877 and Modern American History. She has also taught Research and Writing for History and Politics majors, the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, and the History Senior Seminar. She teaches Politics courses in State and Urban Politics and American Policy Process.