Linda Lear, Senior Research Scholar (Ph.D. George Washington University)
Dr. Lear is a historian of science who has earned special recognition for her work in environmental history and Rachel Carson. Dr. Lear has served as Research Professor of Environmental History at George Washington University, as Research Collaborator for the Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, and as a consultant to Public Broadcasting Service’s “American Experience.” Her publications include Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature and Lost Woods the Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson. Her latest book is entitled Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature and is the basis for the movie, “Mrs. Potter,” starring Renee Zellweger.