Linda Enghagen

Linda Enghagen is an attorney and Professor in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.   An early entrant into distance education, her teaching career began in 1984 when she first taught Engineering Law & Ethics in the university’s video-based distance education program.  In 1990, she became the first woman awarded the Outstanding Instructor Award from National Technological University.  She is also the recipient of three outstanding teaching awards from the University of Massachusetts and taught intellectual property law to design engineers as part of GM’s technical education program.


Professor Enghagen’s early involvement in distance education led to her work related to legal literacy in the issues of the information age.   In particular, this led to her interest in copyright law as it relates to educational settings.  Her scholarly contributions related to intellectual property are directed to the needs of faculty members including two books, Technology and Higher Education:  Approaching the 21st Century and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators, as well as numerous articles such as Plagiarism:  Intellectual Dishonesty, Violation of Law or Both?, Fair Use in an Electronic World and Copyright Law and Fair Use—Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss.  She has created pamphlets and brochures about copyright law such as Copyright Compliance Made Simple:  Six Rules for Course Design; Educators, Technology and the Law:  Common Questions/Direct Answers andLegal Literacy in the Information Age:  Ten (easy to understand) Rules of Thumb. In addition, she has been a guest commentator on a local NPR affiliate where she discussed copyright piracy in a piece entitled Napster Worries Me.


In addition to regularly delivering conference presentations related to copyright issues, Professor Enghagen is a frequent speaker at workshops, seminars and symposia on copyright law in higher education.




Linda K. Enghagen, J.D., Professor

Isenberg School of Management

University of Massachusetts

90 Campus Center Way

Amherst, MA   01003