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Dr. Laura Ng

Title: Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Letters
Phone: 706-310-6217
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Office: Faculty Center 721, Oconee
Areas of Expertise: Gender, 20th Century literature, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Overview

Dr. Laura Ng is an Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at the University of North Georgia on the Oconee campus. Her degree is in contemporary American literature. Her research areas include gender studies, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Peace Studies. She co-directs UNG’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Faculty Academy. She reviews for TLI: Teaching, Learning, Inquiry and International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She co-authored with Mary Carney, “Scholarly Personal Narrative in the SoTL Tent,” which was published in TLI: Teaching, Learning, Inquiry. She and Karen Redding have chapter entitled, “Moving Pictures and Words” in Revitalizing Classrooms: Innovations and Inquiry Pedagogies in Practice. Her co-authored article with Tom Cooper and Mary Carney about technology and faculty development, “Professional Development Amid Change: Fostering Academic Excellence and Faculty Productivity at Teaching-Intensive Universities” appears in the Journal of Faculty Development. She is a past recipient of the University of North Georgia’s Distinguished Scholar for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the University of North Georgia’s Innovative Teaching Award, and the Presidential Professional Development Award. She has had the privilege of serving as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 0989: Foundations for English Composition
  • ENGL 1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL 1101H: Honors English Composition I
  • ENGL 1102:  English Composition II
  • ENGL 1102H: Honors English Composition II
  • ENGL 2112: World Literature II
  • ENGL 2150: Literature and Film
  • ENGL 2230: Intermediate Composition

Education

  • Ph.D., 20th Century American Literature, Gender, and Renaissance Poetry, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, 2005
  • M.A., English, Morehead State University, 1997
  • B.A., English, Morehead State University, 1995

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Ng’s research interests include gender and American literature and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Publications

Ng, Laura and Karen Redding. “Moving Pictures and Words: Multimodal Projects in College Composition.”  Innovations and Inquiry Pedagogies in Practice: Pathways for Revitalizing Classrooms Through Inquiry. Eds. Jeff Galle and Rebecca Harrison. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Ng, Laura, and Mary Carney. “Scholarly Personal Narrative in the SoTL Tent.” Teaching & Learning Inquiry. 5.1 (2017): 1-13.

Carney, Mary, Laura Ng, and Tom Cooper. “Professional Development Amid Change: Fostering Academic Excellence and Faculty Productivity at Teaching-Intensive Universities.” The Journal of Faculty Development. 30.2 (2016): 27-35.

Ng. Laura. “Would I lie to you?: Subversive Lying in the Fiction of Herbst and Paretsky “ Studies in Popular Culture. 38.1 (2015):  105-122.

Ng. Laura. “Importance of Audience.” Contributing a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition. Ed. Tanya Bennett. Dahlonega, GA: University of North Georgia Press, 2015. 

Ng. Laura. “On Gender and Peace Studies: Where Are We?” Metta Center for Nonviolence. 1 July 2014. Web.
 
Ng. Laura and Jim Konzelman. “Science and Soul.” Teaching Academic: A CTLL Blog. Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. University of North Georgia. 25 April 2014. Web. Co-written with Jim Konzelman.

Reviewer Experience: 

Reviewer for Teaching & Learning Inquiry. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Reviewer for International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia, and the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) at Virginia Tech

Reviewer for Papers and Pubs. University of North Georgia

Personal Information

  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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