Meet Our Staff

Linda Clark

Linda Clarke
Director of Advisement and Retention

  • M.L.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2007.
  • B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 1997.
  • A.A. Arkansas Tech University, 1994.

Linda began her career at Arkansas Tech University in 1984 in the Office of Academic Affairs. Since then, she has held positions in the Registrar's Office and Mathematics Department. She joined the Advising Center in 1997 as an Academic Advisor, and in 1998, she was promoted to Director. In 2008, she was selected as the Outstanding Arkansas Academic Advising Administrator. Linda has one daughter, Courtney, and two Maltese puppies, Maggie and Rascal. Her favorite entertainment is attending any Arkansas Tech NCAA II athletic event.

Linda's favorite quote: "The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it." --Vince Lombardi




Tim Diffey
Academic Advisor

  • M.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2008.
  • B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2006.

Tim is a 2006 graduate from Arkansas Tech's journalism program. He also completed a Master of Arts in Multi-Media Journalism at Tech in 2008. During his years as a student, he worked as an undergraduate VA student worker in Norman Career Services and as a graduate assistant in the Speech, Theatre, and Journalism department. Prior to his enrollment at Tech, Tim served from 1997 to 2001 as a Naval Aircrew Flight Safety Instructor. In 1998 and 2000, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for training program design and implementation. In 2008-2009, he taught at Indio High School in Indio, CA. For the past three years, Tim held positions of Enrollment Advisor and Lead Academic Advisor at Ashford University in San Diego, CA. Tim enjoys playing and watching sports while spending time with family and friends.

Tim's favorite quote: "Man's mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes



Jenny Hardin
Academic Advisor

  • M.S. Arkansas Tech University 2013
  • B.A. Oral Roberts University 2010

Jenny has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel. While completing her master's degree, Jenny began her career at Tech as a Graduate Assistant for Golden Suns basketball in 2011. The following year she served as a Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and Orientation. She joined the Academic Advising Center in 2013 as an Academic Advisor. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and supporting Tech athletics.

"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."  --John Wooden



Phillip Harp
Academic Advisor

  • M.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2011
  • B.S. University of Central Arkansas, 2004

Phillip came to Arkansas Tech in 2010 to pursue a master's degree in history. While completing his degree he worked as a graduate assistant in the College of Professional Studies and the Department of History and Political Science. After graduating in 2011, he served as an Upward Bound Academic Coordinator at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. Prior to 2010, Phillip taught social studies at Springdale Public Schools for three years. In 2013, Phillip returned to Arkansas Tech to serve as an Academic Advisor and adjunct instructor of U.S. History. He resides in Russellville and loves football season and cookouts. He also enjoys reading to his daughter, Ali.

"The future influences the present just as much as the past."—Friedrich Nietzsche


Lindsey Ingmire

Lindsey Ingmire
Academic Advisor

  • M.S. Arkansas Tech University, 2010.
  • B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2007.

While completing her master's degree, Lindsey began her career at Arkansas Tech as a graduate assistant in the Registrar's Office. She has since enjoyed working as an Associate Registrar, and in 2008, she joined the Advising Center as an Academic Advisor. Beyond her students at Tech, she enjoys helping children in the community as a volunteer for CASA for the Fifth Judicial District, and serves as a board member on the Dover Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship board. She lives in Dover with her husband, Stephen, and four children, Kai, Emma, Liv, and Finnley.

Lindsey's favorite quote: "You just can't beat the person who won't give up."
--Babe Ruth



Cara Knight
Academic Advisor

  • M.S. Arkansas Tech University, 2012.
  • B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2007.

Cara earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing Education from Tech in 2007 and taught in the Mt. Vernon-Enola School District. While teaching, she developed a passion for higher education and returned to Arkansas Tech University in 2010 to work in the Office of Admissions as a recruiter to encourage students to pursue a degree. Cara earned her Master of Science in College Student Personnel in 2012 and received the Dr. Jim Ed McGee Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She has also taught as an adjunct in the CSP department, a creative writing instructor in the Upward Bound Summer Program, and for the past year, she has served as Coordinator of Student Center Operations in Student Services. She lives with her husband, Brock, and their Labrador Retriever, Rooster Cogburn, in Danville.

Cara's favorite quote:  "Whatever you are, be a good one." --Abraham Lincoln



Marika Lederman
Academic Advisor

  • B.A. Arkansas Tech University, 2009.

Marika joined the Academic Advising Center at Arkansas Tech University in 2011 as an Academic Advisor.  She has also worked in the Registrar's Office and the Admission's Office on campus.  She is pursuing a Masters in College Student Personnel at Tech.  During the spring and summer months, she helps her parents manage Moore Outdoors, a canoe and raft rental on Big Piney Creek.  Marika resides in Dardanelle with her husband, Ken and their daughter, Everi.

Marika's favorite quote:  "Don't ever limit yourself."—Jim Ed McGee


Ann Webb

Ann Webb
Financial Advisor

  • B.B.A., University of Central Arkansas, 1978
  • Core Accounting Courses taken at Arkansas Tech University

Ann joined Arkansas Tech in 1987 as Secretary to the President until 1996, when she and her husband, Bruce, moved to Siloam Springs. Upon returning to the Russellville area in 2008, she rejoined Arkansas Tech in 2010 in the Advising Center as a Financial Advisor. The Webbs live outside Atkins on their cattle and poultry farm with their Irish Setter, Lissa. Ann serves on the Girls of Promise Committee; Single Parent Scholarship Committee and is a member of Chapter BM P.E.O. Sisterhood.

Ann's favorite quote: "Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."
--Grandma Moses


Rhonda Rodgers

Rhonda Rodgers
Administrative Specialist

Rhonda has worked at Arkansas Tech University since 1998. She joined the Academic Advising Center in 2004. Rhonda facilitates the registration process for all incoming freshmen and undeclared students. She resides in Russellville with her husband, Britt, and youngest daughter, Amanda. Rhonda's two older daughters and their husbands are all Arkansas Tech Graduates. She is a proud grandmother of four.

Rhonda's favorite quote: "Compromise is a sign of strength not weakness."
--Christine Suitland M.D