PhD, History of Education and Higher Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MS, Music Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
BS, Music Education, Kentucky State University
History of women and black higher education
History of talent identification programs
The Black Female Talented Tenth: The History of Black Women’s Higher Education (manuscript in progress)
"Black Undergraduate Women’s Experiences of Race, Gender and Class in Fisk and Howard Universities and Tuskegee Institute through World War II" in Lori Patton, editor, Critical Perspectives on Black Women in College (Routledge Press, 2016)
“Bound to Them by Sorry: African American Women, Higher Education and Collective Advancement” in the Journal of African American History (2015): 721-747.
“Merze Tate and the Quest for Gender Equity at Howard University, 1942-1977”, History of Education Quarterly, volume 54, number 4, November, 2014; 516-551.
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
“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 serves on the boards of the National Council for Research on Women (renamed Re: Gender) and is also a Scholar and Advisory Board member of Ms. Magazine. She was one of 200 scholars and women and girls advocates invited to the White House for a one day summit on Girls in 2015. She is a member of the Board of Advisory for the Oxford/London Symposia (England) and also the former Vice President of Division F (History and Historiograpy) for the American Educational Research Association.