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lindaperry.us is the domain of Linda M. Perry, who owns and operates linda•perry•productions. Most recently a visiting senior fellow at the National University of Singapore, Perry has worked in mass communication for more than 30 years, including several years as a journalist and a publlic relations practitioner as well as an academic.

Perry taught communication management and journalism from 2005 to June 2012 at NUS , where she was coordinator of the Communication Management unit of the Communications and New Media Department. She won four teaching awards while at NUS. Her students started NUS's  first independent newspaper, the Campus Observer, for which she serves on the Board of Advisers.

She was on the public relations faculty at the University of Florida, where she directed the Visual Communication course and taught writing for public relations and communication campaigns. She also was a member of the communication faculty at Purdue University, where she was chair of the journalism unit, started one of the first online student newspapers in the nation, and won the Redding Outstanding Teaching Award. She has served as a member of the West Lafayette, Indiana, City Council and on the Board of Trustees of the Independent Florida alligator.

She has worked as assistant metro editor at two Gannett newspapers, including Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida. She was editor of The Brechner Report, a statewide media law newsletter for news editors and media lawyers, and was a police and courts reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. She has also worked as a public relations specialist and manager for Lake City Community College and a specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture's Division of Plant Industry.

Perry is on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Defenders of the Environment, for which she serves as a public relations consultant. She was named Outstanding Board Member in 2005, was recognized with the Florida Public Relations Association's Judges' Award for her work with FDE and is a member of FDE's President's Club.

A fifth-generation Floridian born in Lakeland, Perry holds a Ph.D. in mass communication law, a master of arts in mass communication law, and a bachelor of science in public relations from the University of Florida.

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