Linda Heidler is the academic supervisor for UNT's satellite English language program at Kansai Gaidai University. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and from UNT with a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language. While earning her degree at UNT she began working at the Intensive English Language Institute as a graduate assistant. She continued on as a full time instructor in 2011. In 2014 she moved to Japan as an instructor. She has been the academic coordinator of the program since 2017.