Dr. Thede is Professor Emeritus from the College of Nursing at Kent State University where she participated in numerous university committees studying and implementing computer uses and distance education. Linda taught nursing informatics and assisted the faculty in the use of technology. She is currently the editor of CIN Plus a section in CIN: Computer, Informatics, Nursing. She was the author of the first two editions of Nursing and Informatics, and is now co-author with Jeanne Sewell of the third and fourth editions of the text. She also writes an Informatics column for OJIN.