Laura Edwards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Coordinator, EdD C&I ISA
(319) 273-2214

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Comparative and International Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Early Childhood Language and Literacy
Courses Taught: 

ELEMECML 3164: Elementary Social Studies Methods

Research Interests: 

Mixed methods community-based research that addresses critical literacy within a social justice framework, as well as culturally responsive literacy development of young refugee students.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA)
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • African Studies Association (ASA)
  • Re-conceptualizing Early Childhood Education Society (RECE)
  • National Council for Social Studies- College and University Faculty Association (NCSS)

Ph.D. Curriculum, Instruction, & Teacher Education, Michigan State University
M.A. Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University
B.A. Barrett Honors College and Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University