Laura Parson

Assistant Professor

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Office: 4086 Haley Center

Department: Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center

Email: send an email

Phone: (334) 844-3592

Academic Area

Higher Education Administration


Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning (Higher Education), 2016, University of North Dakota

M.Ed. in Adult Education, TESOL, 2012, Westminster College

B.S. in Political Science, 2006, University of Utah

Professional Experience

2017 - Present

Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Auburn University - College of Education - Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

2016 - 2017

Assistant Clinical Professor, Higher Education, University of Louisville - College of Education - Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development

Teaching Interests

  • College/University Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Strategies in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Foundations (e.g., Health Professions Education, STEM in Higher Education)
  • Graduate Research Supervision (Masters, Ph.D.)
  • College Student Development

Research Interests

  • Women and underrepresented STEM students in Higher Education
  • Effective teaching &; learning in higher education, specifically focusing on how institutional processes, procedures and discourses coordinate translocal work
  • Ethnographic research methods, specifically Institutional Ethnography
  • Discourse analysis of higher education communications, instructional documents, and policy/procedure
  • Rigor in the curriculum design and program evaluation process