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Linda Simpson

Interim Chair, Professor, & Executive Director Literacy in Financial Education (LIFE) Center

Linda Simpson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. She  has presented at numerous international, national, state, online, and local conferences on topics such as consumer behavior, online teaching and learning,goal setting, and financial education.

Dr. Simpson can tailor each topic to fit your needs. Simply let her know the target audience and she will design and provide you with an entertaining and educational presentation in which everyone will benefit.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Literacy
  • Goal Setting
  • Money Management


Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October, 1994.  Family and Consumer Sciences

Master of Science, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, August, 1989.
Family and Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, December, 1983.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Certified Online Instructor, 2003, Learning Resources Network
Designation was created to serve faculty in higher education that want to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills in the area of online teaching.
CAEL Prior Learning Assessment Certificate Program, 2002
10-week training workshop designed to enhance portfolio assessment

Research Interests

Black Friday shoppers

Consumer behavior

Children an teens as consumers

Consumer socialization


Teaching and learning with technology


Contact Information

Phone: 217-581-2315