Laurie is a PhD Candidate in the CUNY Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology program. Her research and work weaves together ecological approaches to learning, digital/physical space, pedagogy, and critical university studies. Laurie’s dissertation explores students’ learning ecologies and how these resource networks shape student learning and engagement. Laurie also completed her Masters thesis at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her project examined processes of simplistic and minimalist living.
Laurie has a background in faculty development programming and educational technology and works as an Open Education Technologist within the GC’s Teaching and Learning Center. Prior to working with the GC TLC, Laurie was a Hybrid Coordinator at Baruch College’s Center for Teaching and Learning, an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and the Coordinator for Planning and Development of OpenCUNY.org.
In collaboration with Dr. Shelly Eversley (English, Baruch College), Laurie helped develop EqualityArchive, an OER focused on the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. She teaches Principles of New Media at Baruch College.
Research Interests: transactional relationship with the environment, [digital/physical] learning environments, learning ecologies, networks, critical pedagogies, critical university studies, science and technology studies