Linda Grace Solis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Applied Humanities at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) in San Antonio, Texas. She is dedicated to education, particularly in the medical education setting, where she encourages learners to become holistic, open-minded, and culturally and socially aware physicians. Her teaching focuses on topics such as self-awareness and emotional intelligence, cultural and intellectual humility, unconscious bias, inclusive practices in a healthcare setting, communication skills, and giving and receiving feedback.
Dr. Solis is also passionate about opening doors for individuals who are considered under-represented in medicine (URM), and about increasing diversity in all aspects of medical education.
Dr. Solis earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from McKendree College (now University) in Lebanon, Illinois, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 2009, Dr. Solis decided the time was right to pursue a Ph.D. She completed the doctoral program in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, focusing her research on how leaders communicate. Her dissertation centered on President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership communication style as evidenced in his speeches and writings, using the modern lens of the full-range leadership model.
Dr. Solis is married to Mr. Felix Solis, III, and when she is not at work, she can be found on her sofa reading a good book or chatting with her family, often with a cat on her lap.