Lynda J. King has been teaching at Oregon State University since 1986, when she came to the Beaver state from the University of Texas at Austin. She has also been an instructor of German at the University of Minnesota and taught English in Vienna, Austria.
Besides teaching all levels of German courses at OSU, Dr. King has published many articles on women writers of Austria and Germany, the German publishing business, and German and American popular culture. Her book, Bestsellers by Design. Vicki Baum and the House of Ullstein, was published by Wayne State University Press.
Committed to international education, Dr. King served for two years as the Resident Director of Oregon's exchange program in Germany. Since then she has worked to promote international opportunities for OSU students.
Dr. King has collaborated with local foreign language teachers on a project to help facilitate students' transition from high school to university level language learning; she has also served on several statewide panels establishing benchmark levels for German proficiency as part of Oregon Educational Reform Act.
She also created several web sites for her classes and taught on OSU Statewide, Oregon State University's distance education television network. In addition, she has taught several courses and mentored students in the Honors College, as well students completing their International Degrees. She has served on many masters and doctoral committees.
In her free time, Dr. King can be found on training Evie and Robby, the wonder Shelties, to run in agility. Both dogs compete in many agility trials, and Evie placed 5th in her division at the 2003 North American Agility Championships in Calgary, Canada. Click here to see Evie and Lynda, including Evie doing agility!