Linda Smarzik


Linda Smarzik, Dean of Computer Studies and Advanced Technology with Austin Community College District (ACC) oversees several highly innovative programs: Visual Communication, Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Architecture Engineering & Computer Aided Design, and Electronics and Advanced Technologies. Her scope of influence encompasses initiatives such as the successful Game Development Institute—a multi-disciplinary program producing ACC’s first Applied Game Lab—to her current endeavor of leading a team to apply Competency Based Education to 25 distance-learning, computer programming courses. Prior to joining ACC, Linda was Vice President/Creative Director for a local advertising and marketing firm. Linda is the author of “The Mind of Thuse” summarizing her years of teaching and research about neuroscience as applied to the process of creativity.

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