- PhD, Tufts University, Medford, United States
- MA, Columbia University, New York, United States
- BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, United States
Linda Bamber began her academic career as a Shakespeare scholar but went on to teach in such disparate fields as nineteenth century novel and twentieth century poetry. She now writes and publishes fiction and poetry (including a collection of stories that re-imagine – and teach – half a dozen Shakespeare plays) rather than academic scholarship. She directed the First Year Writing Program at Tufts from 1985-1994 and from 2006-2012, and she served as Department Chair from 1994-1997.