Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education
Linda E. Hyman is the Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education at the Marine Biological Laboratory. In this role, she oversees direction of MBL’s academic programs at all levels—from secondary students, to undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates, including the world-renown Advanced Research Discovery courses. Dr. Hyman was previously Associate Provost at Boston University School of Medicine leading the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), where her effort was largely focused on supporting over 1000 students and post-doctoral trainees. In addition she spearheaded several initiatives that supported professional development as well as diversity and outreach efforts. At the national level, she serves as Chair of the AAMC GREAT (Graduate Research Education and Training) group and recently completed a term as the Division Director in the BIO directorate of the National Science Foundation. Other roles include Vice Provost for Health Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, and as Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington School of Medicine’s multi-state medical education program. There, she also acted as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received a B.S. from State University of New York at Albany and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology from Brandeis University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine. In 1981, she served as a course assistant in the MBL Embryology course.