Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Linda S. Wilson was born in Washington, DC, and earned her undergraduate degree from H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College at Tulane University. She went on to receive a doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was selected as “one of 100 emerging leaders” by the American Council on Education and Change (1978). Before her appointment as the seventh president of Radcliffe, she taught and conducted research at the University of Maryland, the University of Southampton, in England, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She also worked as an administrator at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan.