Linda Manning


Linda Manning, an Instructor of Teacher Education, teaches courses in reading and literacy at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She teaches college students at UWF how to instruct children in early childhood, elementary, and middle school.

Manning is also certified to teach Elementary and Reading K-12. Before she joined UWF, Manning taught at various elementary, middle, and high schools in Maine and Florida. She has served many roles throughout her years at UWF including Director of Children's Reading Center, Practicum and Student Teaching Supervisor, Reading Clinic Supervisor, and Project Coordinator for the Partnership for Professional Innovation. 

Manning has received many awards and recognitions, including Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Outstanding Adult Volunteer for Escambia County, Outstanding Instructor Award, and Who's Who in American Colleges.

In the professional world, Manning takes part in research activities, reading workshops, conferences, and other trainings. In the community, Manning participates in service projects such as tutoring, volunteering in classrooms, and working with children on projects.

Degrees & Institutions:

Manning received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of Maine at Machias. She went on to earn her master's degree in Reading Education and her Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Diversity Studies from the University of West Florida.


  • Content Area Reading
  • Young Adult Reading
  • Integrating reading with technology

Current Courses:

  • Student Teaching
  • Literacy Instruction for the Intermediate Student

Classes Taught:

    • Student Teaching
    • Literacy Instruction for the Intermediate Student
    • Literacy Instruction for the Primary Grades

Special Interests:

  • International Reading Association