Linda Manganello

Assistant Professor

Linda Manganello headshot
Contact

 linda.manganello@indwes.edu

 765-677-2822

 ELDR 140-C


Department

Communication and Theatre


Programs

Human Communication Studies


Resources

Dr. Linda Manganello is an assistant professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in the Division of Communication and Theatre, speaker and coffee shop owner. She has extensive experience teaching students about communication, including teaching middle school and high school speech, literature, and theatre. 

After leaving the public school system, she worked as an assistant professor of communication arts at Taylor University for 13 years before coming to work at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Dr. Manganello enjoys keeping her students engaged through active participation – and occasionally bringing them their favorite McConn drink. She intentionally tries to connect with each individual in her classroom, and this connection makes it easier for students to want to share during the class discussions.

Outside the office, she and her husband, Tony, a criminal justice professor at IWU, run the Jumping Bean coffee shop on the Taylor University campus. She’s also very active in her church, Pierce Upland United Methodist Church.

Why did you decide to teach at IWU?

Christian higher education is important to me. I really enjoy listening to how students understand the information and how they think it’s relevant to their life.

Hobbies:

I love hanging out with my daughters, Lucy and Sophie, and my husband, Tony. I also enjoy traveling, reading, doing anything athletic, listening to music and watching Parks and Rec. 

Advice for a prospective student:

There are so many opportunities available to you on campus. Take advantage of those opportunities within and outside of your major. Get out of your dorm room and find your niche.

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