Linda S. Kimberling, Ph.D

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Linda S. Kimberling, Ph.D. – John Barnes Ancestral Specialist

Linda Kimberling has served the U.S. Government for 28 years in various leadership and management positions in finance, budget, and administrative operations for the U.S. Treasury, General Services Administration, Department of Defense, and the Department of the Interior.

She earned her doctorate in Organization and Management (2008), from Capella University conducting research in ethical reasoning and transformational leadership in the public sector, and earned both her M.S. in Economics (1986) and B.S. in Secondary Education and Economics (1984) from Southern Illinois University.

She is certified in secondary education and served as an Affiliate Faculty member at Regis Jesuit University for five years teaching graduate studies in economics, leadership, and ethics. During her break in government service from 1984-1990, she served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University.

As an avid researcher and problem solver, genealogical research intrigued her early in life.  And, learning to piece together the clues of the past to recreate the life and times of our ancestors is both a hobby and a passion. A St. Louis, Missouri native, Kimberling has five adult children, and currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband who both enjoy the outdoors, gardening, walking and playing with their five grandchildren.