Faculty & Staff
Prof. Lynnette Noblitt joined the paralegal faculty in 2005 and has served as program director since that time. She received a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, a M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Prior to joining the faculty, Prof. Noblitt worked in the Intellectual Property Group of Ropes & Gray in New York City. While at Ropes & Gray, she practiced patent litigation, trademark prosecution, and intellectual-property licensing.
She teaches LAS 210, Introduction to Law and LAS 399, Paralegal Internship. She conducts research in intellectual property issues and other legal matters. She also conducts research in her classes, introducing new teaching techniques, such as simulations, to teach legal concepts and communication skills.
Dr. Elaine Tackett joined the paralegal faculty in 1990. She received her B.S. degree (a double major in Psychology and Sociology) and her M.A. (in Psychological Counseling) from EKU, and her J.D. at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Tackett practiced general civil litigation and criminal law at Wilson, Wright & Tackett Law Offices in Louisa, Kentucky. She also practiced civil litigation at the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund in Harlan, Kentucky.
She teaches LAS 220, Legal Research & Writing I, which is taken by many pre-law as well as paralegal students. She also teaches LAS 330, Family Law; LAS 350 and 355, Litigation courses; and LAS 385, Law Office Computing and Administration.
Dr. Linda Wimberly joined the paralegal faculty of the Department of Government in 1986. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky as a communications major. She received her law degree at the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Wimberly practiced law at the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dr. Wimberly continues to be active in the practice of law. She and her husband, Clint Wimberly, share a civil law practice in Richmond, Kentucky that specializes in real estate.
She teaches LAS 300, Legal Research & Writing II; LAS 360, Probate Practice and Procedure; LAS 370, Corporations and Business Organization Practice; LAS 380, Administrative Agency Practice; and LAS 410, Paralegal Seminar.
Prof. Thomas Parker joined the paralegal faculty in 2007. He is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Prior to joining the faculty, Prof. Parker practiced law at Fish & Neave, LLP, in New York City. While at Fish & Neave, he practiced patent litigation and licensing. He then entered legal education as the Director of the Office of Student Affairs at Brooklyn Law School.
He teaches LAS 210, Introduction to Law; LAS 220, Legal Research & Writing I;LAS 300, Legal Research & Writing II; and LAS 410, Paralegal Seminar.