Dr. Linda Karges-Bone

I always wanted to be a teacher and a writer. With God’s blessing, I have been able to do both. In fact, I teach to support my “writing habit.” It was not an easy journey.

As the oldest child raised in a strict, Italian Catholic family that did not readily support higher education for women, I found myself working two jobs at a time, maintaining academic scholarships, and finding my own way financially and spiritually.

In many ways, it has been a good thing, since I understand the unique needs of first generation college students, young mothers, and those who must choose faith over entrenched family and cultural beliefs. Once I picked up a Bible to read it “as a book”, I was changed….convinced completely of its power, authenticity,and authority. I left behind the idea of priesthood and sought the “priesthood of the believer” and still seek that path.

I am a bit unconventional to some…challenging authority, doing yoga, vegetarian, and a preference for shiny fabrics and earrings. But, I have been married for 30 years; relish my role as a mother and wife; and support an unwavering commitment to the right to life position. I am interested in helping others to naturally, authentically, and joyfully live out faith in the classroom, wherever they are.

My Life

  • Friends describe me
    Energetic, idealistic, and funny
  • Hobbies
    Yoga, reading, walking, puppies
  • Fantasy dinner guests
    My grandma Anna LaPorta, Jesus the Christ, and My kindergarten teacher
  • In college I drove
    1968 Red, VW Bug
  • Worst school subject
    Algebra
  • College for undergrad degree
    The College of Charleston
  • Best advice I ever got
    Just keep moving the herd roughly West...
  • Favorite books
    The Mitford series, poetry by Dickinson and Frost
  • Favorite movies
    Napoleon Dynamite
  • Favorite city
    Sorrento, Italy
  • Favorite coffee
    Starbucks skinny latte with an extra shot
  • Nobody knows I
    Am the voice of the
  • If I were not a professor, I would
    Just write
  • Latest accomplishment
    New book called
  • Quote

    "Preach the Gospel. If you have to, use words." St. Francis of Assisi

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