Beattie, L. Elisabeth 1953-

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Beattie, L. Elisabeth 1953-

(Linda Elisabeth Beattie)

PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1953, in Madison, WI; daughter of Walter M., Jr. (a university social work educator and administrator) and Elisabeth (a college art educator and administrator) Beattie. Ethnicity: “Caucasian.” Education: Beloit College, B.A. (with honors), 1976; Syracuse University, M.A., 1986; University of Louisville, teaching certificate, 1990, M.A.T., 1991; Spalding University, Ed.D., 1997. Politics: Liberal Democrat. Religion: “Raised Protestant, no current church affiliation.” Hobbies and other interests: Social justice issues, history, rare books.

ADDRESSES: Home—Louisville, KY.

CAREER: Director of a holiday home for the handicapped elderly in Chigwell, England, 1974; George Washington University, Washington, DC, administrative assistant in Oral History Program, 1978-79; Alston Wilkes Society, Columbia, SC, public information specialist, 1980-81; Bruccoli Clark Research (publisher), Columbia, SC, editor and copy editor, 1981-82; Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Columbia, SC, assistant director, 1982-84; Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY, adjunct instructor in English literature and composition, 1988-89; high school teacher of English and journalism in Shelbyville, KY, 1989-90; Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY, instructor, 1990-91, assistant professor, 1991-97, associate professor of English and journalism, 1997-99; Midway College, Midway, KY, associate professor of English, writer in residence, and shared Robert L. Botkin Chair, 1999-2002; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, editor, 2002-06; self-employed writer, 2006—. Kentucky Writers’ Oral History Project, director, 1990—; University of Kentucky, associate of Appalachian Center, 1996-99; Kentucky Humanities Council, featured speaker, 1998-99.

MEMBER: American Association of University Professors, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, National Writers Union, Southern Book Critics Circle, Kentucky Writers Coalition, Alpha Epsilon Lambda (charter member of Lambda chapter), Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Kentucky Oral History Commission, beginning 1991, and Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1997.


(Editor) Conversations with Kentucky Writers, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1996.

Savory Memories, illustrated by mother, Elisabeth Watts Beattie, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1998.

(Editor) Conversations with Kentucky Writers II, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1999.

(With Mary Angela Shaughnessy) Sisters in Pain: Battered Women Fight Back, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2000.

Work represented in anthologies, including Place Gives Rise to Spirit: Writers on Louisville, edited by Kathleen Driskell. Contributor of more than 700 articles and reviews to periodicals, including Business and Economic Review, Psychology Today, Glamour, Kentucky Living, Washington Post, and Cleveland Plain Dealer. Founder and editor in chief, Quality First, 1991-98; editor in chief, Oral History Newsletter, 1991-92; associate editor, Beloit Poetry Journal, 1974-76; literature editor, LEO (newspaper), 1997-98.

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