Linda Ware is Immediate-past President of the Wisconsin Academy Board of Directors. A professor emerita of English, Ware retired after 40 years of teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County. Ware earned a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MS from the UW-Madison, where she also completed PhD course work. Her interests include women writers, American ethnic studies, and literature/visual arts connections. She taught courses in 20th century American and Anglo/Irish literature before and after 1945, Women's studies in Fiction, and Minority Studies. Ware served also as statewide English Department Chair and Chair of Chairs for the UW Colleges. She is the wife of the late attorney G. Lane Ware, of the Ruder Ware Law Firm in Wausau. Her daughter Hilary directs litigation, privacy, and regulation for Netflix worldwide, as well as managing twins Nicholas and Eva and son Theo. Her son Justin is a screen and television writer. Ware returns periodically to a manuscript titled Lit with Piercing Glances: The Painting and the Painter in Contemporary Novels by Women. Having chaired several boards, including that of the Performing Arts Foundation in Wausau, she also served 12 years as an officer of the Wisconsin Arts Board.
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