Dr. Cheryl Lindeman

CVGS Instructor / Partnership Coordinator


Dr. Lindeman received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and her Masters’ Degree in biology from the University of Akron, with focus on mycology and limnology. She received her Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Virginia. While at UVA’s Curry School, she concentrated on higher education administration, environmental science and instructional technology. In November, 2004 she was recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) as the 2004 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year for Virginia for her teaching and service to the profession. In 1999 she was selected as a RADIOSHACK TANDY SCHOLAR for teaching excellence in science. At the Virginia Science Teachers Association's annual meeting held in Roanoke, Dr. Lindeman was presented with the 2000 Biology Award for Outstanding Teaching. 
AT CVGS, Dr. Lindeman (known as Dr. L) teaches college biology and senior technology seminar and serves as a research mentor for junior research projects. In senior seminar, she teaches and manages the biotechnology, microbiology and electron microscopy labs. Also she mentors junior research projects and helps seniors who are focusing on ISEF STS, Siemens and YES Competitions. As Partnership Coordinator, Dr. L arranges the internships for juniors and seniors and works with the business leaders on the CVGS partnership boards. 
Dr. L is very active with the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science & Technology (NCSSSMST). Starting as a board member on the founding Board of Directors, Dr. L has served as executive director, newsletter editor, President, Professional Conference Chair, and NCSSSMST Journal Column editor. Currently, she is serving as National Office Manager, coordinating membership, programs and publications.
Current Projects include:  SEM WoW project for area teachers using the CVGS SEM Electron Microscope and the Functional Genomics Outreach throught the American Microbiological Society.
She is a former President of the Optimist Club of Lynchburg and is the Steering Committee Chair of the Central Virginia Regional Science Fair.
Dr. L’s Favorite Sayings: "Let’s rock ‘n’ roll!"  "Just do it!" and Step up to the Plate! 
"Are you a global thinker?" 
Research Interests:
aquatic microbiology 
biotechnology applications 
plant tissue culture 
electron microscopy applications 
BioQuest computer simulations for biology 
NIH ImageJ analyses
When not at CVGS, you’ll find Dr. L with her family - husband, Dean, and daughters, Sarah, Kristen,Allison and new grandson Mason OR… you will see her riding around in her red beetle! She likes "pumping iron," sewing, working in the garden and traveling around the biosphere! During the summer of 2005 Dr. Lindeman was selected to participate in the Oxford Round Table. She lived and studied at the Exeter College village in Oxford, England. Her favorite places to visit are Holden Beach, Costa Rica, Bermuda, Key West, Scandinavia and Nova Scotia. She's  ventured to Australia and experienced the great barrier reef ecology.