Dr. Linda M. LeMura is the 14th president of Le Moyne College. She is just the second layperson to lead the institution on a permanent basis.
Prior to being named president, Dr. LeMura served for five years as the College’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. In that capacity, she played a pivotal role in the revision of the College’s Core curriculum, the establishment of the Madden School of Business, and the renovation and expansion of Le Moyne’s science facilities. She was also one of only 14 people selected to represent the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. during a meeting with Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus. Before being named provost, she worked as acting and interim provost for two years and as the College’s dean of arts and sciences from 2003 to 2007.
Dr. LeMura came to Le Moyne after spending 11 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Bloomsburg, she held numerous roles, including professor, graduate program director, and chairperson in the departments of Exercise Science and Biology and Allied Health Sciences, as well as interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. LeMura’s fields of research and expertise include pediatric obesity, pediatric applied physiology, lipid metabolism and energy metabolism. She has taught courses in applied physiology, anatomy and physiology, bioethics and the biology of aging. She is the co-author of the book Clinical Exercise Physiology: Application and Physiological Principles, along with Serge von Duvillard.
A Syracuse native and graduate of Bishop Grimes High School, Dr. LeMura is an active member of the community. She has served on the boards of the Syracuse Symphony, the Everson Museum of Art and the Syracuse International Film Festival. She has also given her time and expertise as a member of education committees of the Diocese of Syracuse and served on transition team for U.S. Congressman Dan Maffei.
Dr. LeMura received a B.S. in biology and education from Niagara University, and an M.S. and Ph.D., both in applied physiology, from Syracuse University.
Dr. LeMura’s husband, Dr. Lawrence Tanner, is a professor of biological sciences at Le Moyne. The couple has a daughter, Emily, who is a sophomore at Fordham University.