Linda Trinh Moser
Linda Trinh Moser has taught and advised students in the English department at Missouri State University for 13 years. In her current role as Associate Professor and Graduate Director, she helps to recruit, advise, mentor and teach the English graduate students. Under her leadership, Masters degrees conferred in the department have increased 32%.
Dr. Moser embodies the philosophy of advising as teaching. She teaches both a first-year honors seminar to bring new students into the University and the beginning course for the graduate programs in English. For both populations, Dr. Moser says, these courses "involve advising and allow me to introduce students to campus resources that will help them as they progress toward their educational goals."
Another quotation from Dr. Moser illustrates the importance she places on being available to her students: "Being accessible to students is important to me and I spend the majority of my time in the presence of students or working on their behalf."
To quote an advisee, "Dr. Moser's passion for her career is contagious and inspiring. Dr. Moser maintains high, but reasonable, expectations for her students and is committed to helping her students achieve their own goals." Another advisee said, "I cannot picture a better advisor."