1989: Prof. Ross

1989 Linda Mylin Ross Organizes Student Trips to the Metropolitan Art Museum in NYC

Linda Mylin Ross, assistant professor in humanities and education, organized student trips to the Metropolitan Art Museum in NYC starting in 1989. She was also known for having a hand in just about every art exhibit and art-related event at Penn State Harrisburg from 1983 when she was hired to teach studio art, art history, and art education until she left the college.

Ross curated campus art exhibits including children’s art exhibits, directed art festivals, created and displayed her own art, and served as the graphics advisor for the Tarnhelm, the student literary journal. She also facilitated free art studio sessions for faculty, staff, and students. One of her more noteworthy exhibits occurred in 1989 when she organized the first united exhibit between the Lancaster and Harrisburg art communities and displayed it in the Gallery Lounge on campus.

Fun fact: On a whim, Ross and her husband bought a 100-year-old Zion Lutheran Church in Marietta, PA in 1979 and transformed the rundown building into a shell for four condos. She and her husband also purchased an 1898 Victorian home in Marietta and restored it. They became active members of the Marietta Restoration Associates group to support renovations of other old and underutilized buildings in their hometown.


  • B.S. Art Education, Penn State Harrisburg
  • M.A. Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg
  • M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Other Roles

  • Taught art and architecture in public schools for 12 years

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