Associate Professor, Department Chair
PhD, University of Oregon.
Areas: Renaissance literature, especially drama and rhetoric; history of rhetoric and composition
More about Dr. Bensel-Meyers
Linda Bensel-Meyers studied dramatic theory at the University of Chicago (BA 1975) and Renaissance drama and rhetoric at the University of Oregon (PhD 1985). From 1986-2003, she directed the Writing Programs at the University of Tennessee, where she uncovered systematic academic fraud in the athletic program. In 1999, she released documents to The New York Times and ESPN to expose the need for college athletic reform. Her reform efforts included speaking nationally, including before the Knight Commission on Collegiate Sports, and as keynote speaker for the National Institute for Sports Reform. Her awards include the distinguished Service Award from the International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame and the Robert M. Hutchins Award for Academic Integrity. She came to DU in 2003.