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researcher , communication educator

Linda Lee Putnam, American communication educator, researcher. Recipient AMOCO Teaching award Purdue University, 1986, Andersch award Ohio University, 1991, Distinguished Alumni award Hardin-Simmons University, 1991, Charles H. Woolbert Research award Speech Communications Association, 1993.


Putnam, Linda Lee was born on August 10, 1945 in Frederick, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Allard Warren and Etta Wanona (Tucker) Loutherback.


Bachelor, Hardin-Simmons University, 1967. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1977.


Instructor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1968-1969. Instructor, chair department speech-theatre Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota, 1969-1977. Professor communication Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1977-1993.

Department head Texas A & M University, 1993—1998, Abell professor, 2005—2007, Regents professor, 2006—2007. Visiting scholar Stanford University, University California-Berkeley, San Francisco, 1984, Harvard University-Harvard Negotiation Project, 1992.



Delaware Democratic State Convention, Minneapolis, 1972-1974. Treasurer local district Democratic Farm Labor Party, Minneapolis, 1973-1974, co-chairperson, 1974-1975. Block chair American Canada Society Fund Raiser, West Lafayette, 1986-1987.

Fellow International Comm. Association (chair 1986-1988, organization committee division 1995);member Academy Management (chair power negotiation, conflict management committee 1989-1991), Speech Comm. Association (member at large 1984-1987), Control States Speech Association (secretary committee theory committee 1978-1979, Scholar Showcase award 1989), International Association for Conflict Management (board directors 1990-1992, president 1994), pres-elect since 1998.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: cooking.


Married Thomas Milton Putnam III, March 28, 1970. 1 child, Ashley Annual.

Allard Warren Loutherback

Etta Wanona (Tucker) Loutherback

Thomas Milton Putnam III

Ashley Annual Putnam