Academic Support Center
Linda Gnagey balances teaching developmental coursework with roles as director of the Academic Support Center and advisor to conditionally admitted first year students. She thrives on making connections for herself and for students—with other faculty and staff as they work with students and between students’ skill development and academic goals. She is accredited as an Irlen Syndrome/Scotopic Sensitivity screener and National Tutoring Association tutor trainer. She holds education degrees from Goshen College (B.A.) and James Madison University (M.Ed.) and enjoys Biblical and language study. Swimming for exercise, attending theater and sports events, and traveling with her husband Keith and adult children are favorite pastimes. She is an active member of Community Mennonite Church.
Joy has worked at EMU in various academic departments since 2005. In August 2010, she began her current role as coordinator of Student Disability Support Services as part of the Academic Support Center – a role she is challenged by and loves!
She is a wife and mother of 3 adult children, 2 in-laws, and one grandson. Prior to working at EMU, she worked as a nurse. Joy served with her husband in pastoral roles and at Mennonite camps. Her hobbies include tending her perennial gardens and hand quilting.