Laura La Flair

 Instructor of English

lauralaflair@bac.edu

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Post Graduate work in English University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia;

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

M.S. in Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University

B.S. in Linguistics – Cum Laude, Georgetown University

Georgetown Study abroad Spanish immersion graduate program.

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Quito, Ecuador

• CE 100: Communication Essentials
• RH 101: Rhetoric I
• RH 102: Rhetoric II
• EN 211: Literary Classics of the Western Tradition I
• EN 212: Literary Classics of the Western Tradition II
• BU 315: Business Communications
• Presenter – Central Virginia Writing Project – “Revision in the Classroom,” 2007

• Presenter – Northern Virginia Writing Project – “Making Connections Through Current Events,” 2005

Review Projects

• Advisory Board – Mindtap Software. Cengage Learning, 2015

• Reviewer – The Bedford Reader, 12th edition. Bedford St. Martin’s, 2015

• Advisory Board – Building Writing Skills the Hands-On Way, Jenia Walter. Cengage Learning, 2014

• Reviewer – The Brief Wadsworth Handbook, 7e. Laurie Kirszner and Stephan Mandell. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013

• Reviewer – Cengage/ Writing: An Essential Manual for the Digital Age Project, 2012

• Reviewer – Critical Thinking, Critical Writing, 5e. John Chaffee. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012

• Reviewer – Cengage/ Our World, Our Views: Mapping Public Consciousness with National Geographic Project, 2012

• Reviewer – Questia/Cengage Learning Research Project, 2011

• Reviewer – Brief Writer’s Harbrace, 5e. Cheryl Glenn and Loretta Gray. Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2011

• Reviewer – So to Speak, Book Two, Megan Webster and Judy DeFilippo. Houghton Mifflin, 1998

• Reviewer – Grammar Links 1, Linda Butler and Janet Podnecky. Houghton Mifflin, 1998

Other Professional Activities

 

  • Pearson

Scoring Assessor for various programs, including SAT essays & National Teacher Performance Assessment, 2005 – 2012

 

  • Culpeper Vocational Program

Tutor, English as a Second Language, September 1995 – May 1996

 

  • Georgetown University School of Continuing Education and Summer School

Graduate Assistant to the director of Continuing Education’s Language Programs, 1995

 

  • Georgetown Student Linguistic Association Conference

Organizer of first annual student linguistic conference for Georgetown University, 1995

  • Georgetown University – National Foreign Language Research Project

            Spanish language acquisition research assistant, 1994

 

  • Georgetown UniversitySchool of Languages and Linguistics

            Undergraduate Assistant to Dean James E. Alatis, 1993 – 1994

 

  • Georgetown University

Tutor, English as a Foreign Language, September 1993 – May 1996

 

  • Northern Virginia Community College

Tutor, Spanish and ESL, August 1991 – May 1993

• The balance of content and grammar in the composition classroom
• Motivational factors for student-writers’ success: Traditional & Adult Learners
• Developing critical thinking skills in the FYC classroom
• Revision through peer review
• Teaching FYC through one-on-one conferences
• Educational technology, including Learning Management Systems

Awards

• Catawba Valley Community College – Certificate of Achievement in Coordinated Studies Learning Community Project , 2010

Property Management expertise