- PH.D.-1996, Indiana University at Bloomington
- M.ED.-1984, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- B.S.-1979, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Lynda Wiest taught elementary and middle school students for eleven years in Pennsylvania before earning a PhD at Indiana University in 1996. Her main areas of interest and expertise are mathematics education, educational equity, and teacher education. She has been a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1996.