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Dr. Laura Strong

  • Laura StrongOffice:

    Academic Qualifications:

    • BA, English, Cameron University, Oklahoma
    • MA, Teaching English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • DEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Certifications:

    • Secondary English, 7-12

    Research Interests:

    • Creativity and Creative Writing
    • Literacy
    • Multi-cultural education
    • English as a Second Language
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Teacher Preparation
    • Writing Across the Curriculum

    Professor Laura Strong is an adjunct faculty member in the Professional Studies Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches undergraduate courses and supervises student teachers for Early Childhood/Special Education and Middle Level Education. Additionally, she teaches graduate courses in the MEDU and LTCY programs. She has taught education courses at the Community College of Allegheny (CCAC), and English as a Second Language courses at the American Language Institute (ALI) at IUP.

    Prior to her employment at IUP, she has served in a number of leadership and administrative capacities, and served in the Armed Forces for 12 years. 

    Strong’s research interests include creativity in higher education, creative writing, multicultural education, and multiple literacies. She has presented at local, state, and regional conferences in the last three years on topics related to literacy, English language learning, storytelling, and creativity in higher education. Additionally, Strong has published her dissertation, titled “Gatekeeping and Creativity in Higher Education: A Mixed-Methods Study of Professors’ and Students’ Perceptions of Practices in Freshman-Level College Courses,” and a chapter titled “Managing Procedures to Enhance Student Learning” in Striving for the “Perfect” Classroom: Instruction and Assessment Techniques for Today’s Diverse Learners. 

    She resides locally with her husband and son and enjoys singing, musical performances, and creating works of art.