Dr. Linda L. Fontenot has a B.A. degree in Public Address and Rhetoric, a M. Ed. degree in Elementary Education, a Ph.D. in Human and Organization and a Doctor of Letters in Christian Education. Dr. Fontenot completed further studies in Adult Education and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.
She has certifications in the following areas: The District Assistance Team (DAT) as a State Assistance Team (SAT) Leader, elementary education, focus group moderator, a License B program evaluator with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE), certified as a grant writer-sponsored by the Granstmanship Center in Washington, D.C, and served as a Federal grant reviewer for the United States Department of Education and The Division of Family Service/Office of Children and Families and is Federally certified in conciliation and mediation, SU Law School.
Employment at Southern University included instructor/counselor in the School of Nursing; Department of Family and Consumer Sciences/Early Childhood; and the Center for Social Research as manager of the SU Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar’s TRIO Program. She taught in public schools, Baton Rouge Community College, Christian Bible College and St. John Bible Institute (SJBI). Currently she coordinates SJBI’s Doctoral program, and teach public administration, education, behavior studies, organization leadership, communication, ethics and philosophy courses at Grand Canyon University.
As a consultant, Dr. Fontenot contracted with Southern University College of Engineering as a researcher on Solar Energy, and Social Sciences for at risk youth. She conducted statewide training in Critical Reasoning with secondary educators through Louisiana State University-College of Education; coordinated statewide student/teacher enhancement and career development programs for private and public sector agencies; conducted research and focus groups in the Lower Delta Region with USDA; served as a Mentor Coach Specialist consultant, trainer and policy reviewer with BHM Head Start Association; and an evaluator for the Claire House Drug Rehabilitation Residential Care Center for Women and Children and Drug Court. She has managed a $2.2 million State funded drug prevention program for youths. Over the past twenty-five years her commitment to Christian morality and personal self-worth, involved traveling to conduct Faith Based conferences as a requested conference speaker for Church groups, Military, Head Start, Education, and Industry, in various States.
As a writer, Dr. Fontenot has co-authored several state and federally funded projects, totaling over 5.5 million dollars. She has written and presented papers, published in conference proceedings, in the areas of race relations, health, critical reasoning, multi-cultural communication, leadership and education. She created a Doctoral of Theology program, developed articles and training manuals, designed curricula and newsletters for public education and Christian programs.
Dr. Fontenot served on graduate committees for master’s and Doctoral degree candidates. She hosted a local radio and TV talk show for Christian programming. Her competencies are in the content areas of Human and Organization Development, the cognitive domain, cultural diversity, education, communication, leadership, staff development, research and assessment.