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educator , writer

Linda Tamura is an American writer and university professor.


Daughter of Harry (an orchardist) and Chizuna (a homemaker and orchardist; maiden name, Noji) Tamura, Mrs. Tamura was born in Hood River, Oregon, United States, on June 21, 1949.


Linda Tamura graduated from Oregon College of Education, receiving her Bachelor of Science in 1971. In 1976 she obtained her Master of Education and in 1981 Doctor of Education degrees, both from Oregon State University.


Mrs. Tamura was an elementary-school teacher at McMinnville Schools, McMinnville, OR, between 1971 and 1975. She worked as a professor of education at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, from 1977 to 1994. In 1994 she was appointed professor of education at Willamette University, Salem, OR. She is now a writer and public relations coordinator of Federal Coho Prediction Research Project, Newport, OR, the letter post she occupied since 1971.

She was a contributor to periodicals, including Educational Leadership, Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Heritage, Spectrum, International Journal of Oral History, and Pacific Today. Since 1994 she acted as a member of editorial board of United Methodist.


  • Linda Tamura is a recipient of a number of awards for her well-known works.


Quotations: "My goal is to help others to learn about the past and present by examining other viewpoints, including first-hand accounts. We need to honor our diversity of cultural contributions and recognize multiple perspectives as we study our own heritage."


  • National Association for Multicultural Education , United States

  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education , United States

  • Association for Asian Studies , United States

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development , United States

  • Association for Asian American Studies , United States

  • Japanese American Citizens’ League , United States

  • Oral History Association , United States

  • Phi Delta Kappa , United States

  • Oregon Multicultural Education Association , United States

  • Oregon Council for Social Studies , United States

  • Washington County Historical Society , United States

  • Hood River County Historical Society , United States


  • Other Interests

    piano, hiking, movies, listening to music