Teacher professional development, psychology, developmental psychology, classroom quality
Laura is a fifth-year PhD student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program under the guidance of Dr. Tim Curby. She currently teaches Developmental Psychology (PSYC211) and works as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Psychology Department.
She completed her bachelor's degree at Tulane University (2014) where she majored in Marketing and Psychology. She obtained her MA degree in Psychology at Mason. Prior to teaching Developmental Psychology, Laura taught PSYC312 (Educational Psychology), PSYC301 (Research Methods - Lab) and COMM100/101 (Public Speaking/Interpersonal Communications) at George Mason University.
Research interests: teacher professional development; educational psychology; developmental psychology; classroom quality; social emotional learning; early childhood education
Stokes, L. R. E., Suh, J. M., & Curby, T. W. (in press). Examining the nature of teacher support during different phases and modalities of Lesson Study implementation. Professional Development in Education. doi:10.1080/19415257.2019.1634623