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Laura Darolia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
311 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-5972

Dr. Darolia joined the faculty in 2017 as an assistant professor. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from American University. She taught elementary school in California, Washington, D.C., and Missouri for a total of ten years before pursuing doctoral studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Critical Literacy from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Dr. Darolia’s current interests include teaching literacy methods, supervising student teachers, and creating partnerships with elementary teachers interested in critical literacy and/or social justice education.

Vita – (PDF)

Research Categories: Critical LiteracyEarly Childhood EducationElementary Education, Literacy Education, Teacher Education