Ph.D., History of Education and Higher Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Music Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Music Education, Kentucky State University
History of women and black higher education
History of talent identification programs
Forthcoming essay review of Faehmel, Babette, College Women in the Nuclear Age: Cultural Literacy and Female Identity, 1940-1960. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2012 in History of Education Quarterly
"The First Black Talent Identification Program: The National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students, 1947-1968" in Marybeth Gasman and Roger L. Geiger, editors, Higher Education for African American Before the Civil Rights Era, 1900-1964, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, volume 29, 2012
“The History of Black Women Graduate Students, 1921-1948” in Linda C. Tillman, editor, The Sage Handbook of African American Education (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2009): 53-65
“Education” in Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer, ed. The Black Condition in the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience (Michigan State University Press, 2009): 101-179.
“The African –American Female ‘Talented Tenth’” A History of African American Women in Seven Sister Colleges” in the Harvard Educational Review, volume 67, number four, Winter1997: 718-156
“For the Good of the Race: A Historical Perspective on African-American Academic Couples”, in Marianne A. Ferber and Jane Loeb, editors,Academic Couples: Problems and Promise (Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1997)
“Lucy Diggs Slowe and the Self-Determination of African-American College Women, “ Journal of Negro History, December 1996: 89-104
Perkins, Linda M. “Hunter College and the Education of the African-American Women, 1873-1945” in the Hunter College Echo: Commemorative Journal (1995)
"The National Association of College Women: Vanguard of Black Women’s Leadership and Education, 1923-1954”, Journal of Education, vol. 172, number 3, 1990: 65-75.
“The Role of Education in the Development of Black Feminist Thought, 1860-1920”, History of Education (UK), 1993, vol.22, no.3:265-275
“Shapers of a Better Future: African American Women of Vision and Courage” in Women of Courage (Cambridge, MA: Radcliffe College, 1984)
“The Impact of the ‘Cult of True Womanhood’ Upon the Education of Black Women”, Journal of Social Issues, vol. 39, 1983 : 17-28
“The Nineteenth Century Black Women and Racial ‘Uplift’ Prior to Emancipation” in Filamena Steady (ed), The Black Woman: CrossCulturally (Cambridge, Ma: Schenkman Publishers, 1981): 317-335.
“Heed Life’s Demand: the Educational Philosophy of Fanny Jackson Coppin”, Journal of Negro Education, Summer 1982: 181-190
Linda Perkins is the former Vice President of division F (History and Historiography) for the American Educational Research Association and a former member of the editorial boards of the History of Education Quarterly. She is currently a member of the national board of the National Council for Research on Women, a member of Ms. Magazine Committee of Scholars and a member of the Huntington Museum’s Women’s Studies Advisory board.