Dr. Linda Kennedy

Assistant Professor
Geosciences

 
Linda Kennedy

Contact Info

Email: lkennedy@mansfield.edu

Phone: (570) 662-4609

Office:
207D Belknap Hall
Mansfield University Campus


Biography

Dr. Linda Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Department and teaches geography and geology courses. Prior to joining the Mansfield faculty in 2013, she was a lecturer in geography at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Dr. Kennedy earned her PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Her dissertation research focused on the impacts of historic land use on the generation, movement and storage of sediment in Southern Appalachian watersheds.  Dr. Kennedy has extended this line of research by examining watersheds in Northern Appalachia, attempting to identify the impact of contemporary and historic land use on watershed processes.  Dr. Kennedy is very active in supporting undergraduate research projects and through grant support has been able to fund two paid undergraduate assistantship positions.  Dr. Kennedy has mentored several other undergraduate research projects including; mapping stream morphology with a total station, precision soil sampling/testing and mapping, diatom analysis, macroinvertebrate analysis, glacial sediment analysis, and water sampling for emergent contaminants.  Dr. Kennedy also holds an MSc in Environmental Archaeology from Sheffield University and a BSc in Geological and Archaeological Sciences from Leeds University.  Before beginning her PhD studies, she had a successful 20-year career as an archaeologist and a geo-archaeologist for several private-sector, cultural resource management firms. 


Educational Background

B.Sc.  Geological and Archaeological Sciences.  University of Leeds, England.

M.Sc. Environmental Archaeology. University of Sheffield, England.

PhD. Geography.  University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


University Services, Committees & Activities

Senate representative for Geosciences Department

Senate Sub-Committee for General Education

Sustainability Committee member

Chair, Geosciences Evaluation Committee

Member of BA Environmental Studies Steering Committee


Partnerships & Affiliations

American Association of Geographers

Geological Society of America

National Association of Geoscience Teachers


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

In Print            with P. D. Royall.  Historical valley alluviation and sediment budgeting in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA. Catena.

 

2016                Nineteenth-century legacy mill pond sediment in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.  Southeastern Geographer 56(1):101-117

                        https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/southeastern_geographer/toc/sgo.56.1.html

 

2013                Nineteenth-century sediment yields from the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.  Physical Geography 34(4-5).

 

PRESENTATIONS

2016                Jerry Zweigenbaum, Tarun Anumol, and Linda Kennedy.  “Identification of Emerging Contaminents from a Waste Water Body Using High Resolution Accurate LC/MS and Statistical Studies.  Oral presentation, American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Meeting, June 2016, San Antonio, Texas.

 

2016                Kennedy, L. and T. Anumol.  “Identification and Quantification of organic contaminants in impaired surface waters using high resolution mass spectrometry.”  Poster presentation, American Chemical National Meeeting.  San Diego, CA, March 2016.

 

2015                Kennedy, L.  “Investigating anthropogenic sediment in the headwaters of the Susquehanna.”  Poster presentation, 2015 Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, PA.  November 2015.

 

2014                Kennedy, L. and D. Royall.  “Historical Valley Alluviation and Sediment Budgets at Bent Creek, North Carolina.” Poster presentation, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, annual meeting.  Athens, GA, November 2014.

 

2013                Kennedy, L. and D. Royall.  “Spatial Distribution of Historical Overbank Sedimentation in the Bent Creek Watershed, North Carolina.”  Paper presentation, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting.  Roanoke, VA, November 2013.

 

2012                Kennedy, L. and D. Royall.  “Legacy Sediment in Low-Order Highland Streams.”  Paper presentation, Geological Society of America annual meeting.  Charlotte, November 2012.

 

 

2012                Kennedy, L. and D. Royall.  “Nineteenth Century Sediment Yield and Sediment Delivery in Southern Appalachia.”  Paper presentation, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting.  Asheville, November 2012.

 

2012                Kennedy, L.  “Nineteenth-Century Sediment Yield and Sediment Source in Southern Appalachia”.  Paper presentation, Association of American Geographers annual meeting, February 2012.

 

2011                Kennedy, L.  “Nineteenth-Century Sediment Yield and Sediment Source in Southern Appalachia”.  Poster presentation, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting, November 2011.