Program Coordinator, Expert Witness Training Academy
Dr. Linda Thorstad is the Program Coordinator, and a founding member in developing the Effectively Communicating Science – Expert Witness Training Academy (EWTA), which is funded by the National Science Foundation – Paleoclimate Climate Program. She received her B.A. degree from St. Cloud University, M.S. degree from Western Washington University and her Ph.D. in Geography from Louisiana State University. Dr. Thorstad worked at William Mitchell College of Law from 1996 through 2015. Together with Professor John Sonsteng, Dr. Thorstad has written several Practicum Exercises for legal skills training courses which are published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).