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Linda Gironda

Lecturer in Liberal Studies–Legal Studies

Linda Ann Gironda, Esq., Ed.D., MBA, is an adjunct instructor at Purchase College, Manhattan College, and Fordham University where she teaches a variety of law, business and leadership courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Her courses include, among others, Legal Research; The Law and Film; American Constitutional Law; Race, Religion and Conflict; The Nature and Function of Law; The Anatomy of a Trial and the Jury Process; Law, Order & Disobedience; Business Law; Organizational Leadership; and Capstone Consulting.

In 2018, Linda was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching at Purchase College.

Between 2004 to 2019, Linda worked as an Associate Court Attorney for the New York State Unified Court System. She served in a confidential capacity for two judges at the Peekskill City Court, where she drafted opinions, decisions, and memoranda and provided legal research and analysis on criminal and civil matters.

Prior to earning her law degree, Linda worked for the IBM Corporation in various international sales and marketing positions. There, she had worldwide sales and marketing responsibilities for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive and the Sony Electronics Corporation. Linda also worked in Strategy and Business Development for IBM’s Distribution Industry. While at IBM, Linda was awarded an IBM Marketing Excellence Award, she achieved seven 100% clubs and was selected at Marketing Representative of the Year for IBM’s New York Process.

Linda holds a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University. In her dissertation, Cross-Cultural Practices of Adult Educators in Blended Global Education, Linda researched how college educators use online technology to connect undergraduate students in different countries to create cross-cultural teams, develop inter-cultural competencies, promote cultural diversity and challenge stereotypes.

Linda received her law degree, with honors, from Pace University School of Law, where she was awarded the Daniel Austin Award in Corporate Law. She was also a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and the ATLA Trial Team. Linda earned her M.B.A. in Marketing with a designation in International Business from Fordham University. Linda received her B.A. in Philosophy from Iona College.

On a personal note, Linda lives on Candlewood Lake in New Milford, Connecticut with her husband Robert. They have three grown sons. They are all avid skiers/snowboarders, and they hit the slopes as often as possible during the winter months.

Education

Ed.D. Columbia University, Doctorate of Education

J.D. Pace University School of Law, cum laude

M.B.A. Marketing, minor in International Business, Fordham University

B.A. Philosophy, minor in English, Iona College

Professional Affiliations

Licensed Attorney, New York and Connecticut

Certified Mediator, pursuant to Part 146 of the Rules of the New York State Unified Court System

Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York

Member, New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement

Attorney Advisor, Yorktown High School Mock Trial Team (2013-2017) and Soundview Preparatory School (2012) for the New York State Bar Association Statewide Mock Trial Competition

Member, Board of Trustees, John C. Hart Memorial Library (2002-2019)

Volunteer Judge, Empire Mock Trial Competition, US District Court, Brooklyn NY

Volunteer, Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education (2005-2010)

Representative Courses

  • International Perspectives on Reduced Inequalities with a Lens on Law and Social Justice (Online)
  • Legal Research
  • American Constitutional Law
  • The Law and Film
  • The Anatomy of a Trial and the Jury Process
  • Current Social Issues and the Law (Online)
  • The Nature and Function of Law
  • Law, Order and Disobedience
  • COIL - Collaborative Online International Learning - Partnership with Universidad La Salle Morelia, Mexico