Linda Cornett, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Political Science

Contact Information

  • 828-251-6974
  • 208A Zageir Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Note: And by appointment.


Originally from Lexington, KY, Linda Cornett earned her BA from Transylvania University in  Lexington KY and her MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at UNC Asheville, where she has taught since 1998. Although her research interests are focused on comparative and international political economy, she teaches a wide variety of classes in world politics and international affairs.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • B.A. Political Science, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

Courses Taught

  • POLS 281 Principles of International Relations
  • POLS 354 Environmental Politics
  • POLS 363 The Political Economy of Development
  • POLS 365 European Politics
  • POLS 368 Latin American Politics
  • POLS 383 International Political Economy
  • POLS 387 International Organization

This faculty member teaches in UNC Asheville's Humanities Program.