Dr. Linda Kiltz is the former Academic Program Director for the Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Master of Science in Emergency Management in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University. She was also a professor in the MPA program at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi. Dr. Kiltz has over two decades of leadership experience working in both the nonprofit and government sector developing and implementing innovative programs and policies to address community problems including crime and violence, poverty and hunger, and emergency preparedness among vulnerable populations.
Besides working in higher education, Dr. Kiltz has worked in the U.S. Army, in local law enforcement, and in nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing family violence. Her current research is focused on the impacts of climate change on food production and human security worldwide.
In her spare time, she operates an organic farming operation with her husband near Kalispell, Montana where they raise grass-fed beef, eggs from free-range chickens, and 49 varieties of organic apples.