Linda U. Hadley is dean of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University (CSU) and holds the Bill Heard Endowed Chair in Finance. She joined the faculty in 1992 following a 10-year career in the financial services industry. She has held several previous administrative roles since joining CSU as an assistant professor. Hadley has taught in the areas of microeconomics, financial institutions, and investments, and has published primarily in the area of financial institution performance.
She has been recognized for her contributions in teaching, administration and service. Hadley has been awarded the Turner College's Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Service Awards. In 2005, she was awarded Columbus State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Hadley earned a BA in economics from Mount Holyoke College, an MBA from Columbus State University, and a PhD in financial economics from Auburn University. Hadley has also completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University.
She was elected to the board of AACSB International in 2014 and serves as chair of the board’s Finance Committee. She currently or has previously served on the boards of Columbus Bank and Trust (Synovus), Brookstone School, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Pastoral Institute, St. Francis Hospital, and the Columbus Rotary Club.