Dr. Linda Kennedy is an Associate 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.
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
2013 Nineteenth-century sediment yields from the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Physical Geography 34(4-5).
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.