Linda Herrold

(Photos by Christi Mathis)

August 08, 2012

Ten Questions With ... Linda Herrold

Job on campus and department you work in: I have a split position: 50 percent of the time I teach physics and quantitative skills in MEDPREP, a post-bac program on campus, and 50 percent of my time, I am over at the medical school as assistant dean for student affairs.

How long at SIU Carbondale: I have been at SIU since 1987

Hometown: Ravenswood, W.Va.

When you were a youngster, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a math teacher. And I did that!

If you could choose another profession, what would it be and why? A farmer. I inherited my family farm. I'm the fourth generation to own it.

What is one random fact about you? I work with a golden retriever rescue out of St. Louis called Dirk's Fund and I own five golden retrievers.

What three things are at the top of your bucket list? Own a farm, travel to all continents. I only have those two.

What is your favorite way to spend a day? Outside working in my yard.

If you could take a photograph of your life, what would the picture be? Not sure how to photograph "blessed."

What is the best advice you ever received? From my mother: "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar."

If you could meet an historical person, who would it be and what would you talk about? I can’t really think of any one person. I would like to experience living in different eras though.

Favorite TV show (still running or ended)? Friends.

What would you like your gravestone to say about you? It's a wonderful life.