Dr. Linda A. Coutant

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

Friday: By appointment (Zoom or phone)

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Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Appalachian State University, May 2017
M.A., Educational Media, Appalachian State University, 2001
B.A., Mass Communications, Emory & Henry College, 1989

Curriculum Vitae


Currently Teaching (Fall 2023)

COM 1300 Journalism Matters
COM 3210 Copy Editing

Courses Taught

COM 1300 Journalism Matters
COM 2325 Public Relations Principles
COM 2610 News Reporting and Writing
COM 3210 Copy Editing
COM 3300 Mass Media and Society
COM 3618 PR Writing
COM 3312 Crisis Communication

Research Interests

The use of mindfulness and other contemplative practices in higher education.


Recent Awards

  • Distinction: Appalachian’s Future microsite, The Communicator Awards, 2019
  • Gold Award: Appalachian State University’s Resiliency Toolkit, Marcom Awards, 2017
  • Silver Award: Appalachian State University’s Resiliency Toolkit, W3 Awards, 2017
  • Bronze Award: Appalachian State University’s Resiliency Toolkit, Education Digital Marketing Awards, 2017
  • Gold Award: Appalachian State Home Page Redesign, Hermes Creative Awards, 2016
Title: Adjunct, Public Relations
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2221

Office address
Walker Hall 141