- Undergraduate Instruction
Instructor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 204: Public Speaking. Summer 2013.
Program Assistant & Media Literacy Curriculum Coordinator | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. IML 420: New Media for Social Change. Professor Vicki Callahan. Spring 2013.
Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 395: Gender, Media, & Communication. Professor Alison Trope. Fall 2011.
Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 200: Communication as a Social Science. Professor Ken Sereno. Fall 2010, Fall 2009.
Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 465: Gender in Media Industries and Products. Professor Alison Trope. Spring 2010.
Teaching Assistant | Tufts University. Medford, MA. CD 167: Children’s Media. Professor Julie Dobrow. Spring 2006.
Spark Mentor | Spark Program. Los Angeles, CA. Spark Apprenticeship Program. Spring 2013.
Participatory Action Research Facilitator | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. USC Joint Educational Project. Dr. Susan Harris. Spring 2013, Fall 2013.
Program Assistant Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. USC Joint Educational Project. Dr. Susan Harris. Spring 2013, Fall 2012.
Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: Peer influences on disordered eating. Professor Sheila Murphy. Spring 2010.
Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: A Look at females on-screen in top-grossing 2007 films. Professor Stacy Smith. Spring 2009, Fall 2009.
Directed Research Supervisor | University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. COMM 490x: Clash of Both Worlds: Femininity and Masculinity on Hannah Montana. Professor Stacy Smith. Fall 2008.
- Teaching Reviews
Your comments and suggestions were so appreciated.Thanks for taking so much time to help. You’ve been a great mentor this semester, and I look forward to working more with you next semester. -Program Assistant, USC Joint Educational Project
I cannot thank you enough for all of your caring and unfaltering support in this class. I think you will make a fantastic professor. -Student, COMM 395
Your commentary was very helpful on the paper. Also, I just wanted to thank you for being such an amazing TA this semester. You’ve been the most helpful and most influential TA I’ve had during my experience at USC.
In terms of change, I feel like I’ve grown as a student in your class. I was comfortable participating in every discussion because it was an open environment and all dialogue was welcome. You got to know us so it was a more open setting then other TAs who don’t really care about our learning experience and just establish reading quizzes for every discussion. Also, the subject of gender ideology and how you compared it to current media artifacts gave me perspective about our society and how we are playing into certain stereotypes. The class in general was very eye-opening to me and I would have never thought gender studies would be interesting before taking this required class. So, thank you! -Student, COMM 395
I really appreciate all of your help and understanding between athletics and academics, it really makes it a lot easier with professors and TA’s that are willing to help us excel both on the court and in the classroom. -Student, COMM 395
Laurel is seriously one of the BEST TA’s I have EVER had. She is very precise with her lectures and ALWAYS willing to help students. She made me feel comfortable and able to fully disclose information/ask questions/voice concerns, etc… If Laurel was a professor I would take every class she taught no matter what the subject. -Student, COMM 200
Very articulate, explains concepts clearly and thoughtfully, funny, understanding, nice, cares about students and the learning process, responds in a timely manner to e-mails, promotes group activity and interaction. -Student, COMM 200
She was open to many different thoughts and opinions. She helped guide our analysis into critical thinking… Maybe dwell less on student input and add in her own analysis more often. -Student, COMM 200
Always on time and prepared; responded promptly to emails; knowledgable on course material; when she didn’t know something or wasn’t sure she would always double check and get back to us; informative and fun. -Student, COMM 200
Hi Laurel,I enjoyed my visit to your section this morning.
You’re a great teacher! :)
One of the qualities I loved is your synthesis of past material into the current content. This is terrific!
And I liked your openness to your students’ views of section and lecture. Paying attention to your students is very important (Hawthorne Effect). :)
You convey high competence. You know your stuff. You respond to comments and questions positively, thoughtfully, and wisely. :)
You come up with examples that are relevant to your students’ lives. Great!
You have a nice, dry sense of humor, which comes across in your ad lib comments and examples. Nice slide with the dragon shooting fire.
My advice: Keep doing what you’re doing!
-Dr. Kenneth Sereno, Instructor, COMM 200