Laura Bolf-Beliveau, Ph.D.
Laura Bolf-Beliveau, Ph.D., is a professor of English and the assistant chair of the English department at UCO. Bolf-Beliveau completed her Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma, and her dissertation, English/Language Arts Teachers' Emotional Responses to Difference: A Feminist Poststructural Analysis, studied seven beginning teachers and their reactions to classroom diversity.
In addition to publications in the areas of social justice and education in popular culture, Bolf-Beliveau has given numerous national and state presentations about young adult literature, media integration, and argumentative writing in grades 6-12. She helped write Oklahoma’s ELA standards and served on the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English’s Executive Board for seven years. She taught high school English in urban, rural, and suburban districts in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In Oklahoma, she has visited multiple schools and worked with teachers and administrators on several Regents’ grants.
Honors and Awards
College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award (2013)
Vanderford Teaching Award (2014)
Herbert S. Dordick Award for Outstanding Mentorship (2016)
College of Education and Professional Studies Collaborative Teamwork Award (2016)
Neely Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)
- English Composition
- English Cornerstone
- Composition and Language for Teachers
- English/Language Arts Methods
- Young Adult Literature
- Teaching Shakespeare
- Women in Literature
- Theories and Methods of Cultural Study
- African American Women Writers
- Modern Drama
Monday: 12-3 p.m.
Tuesday: 10-11 a.m.
Thursday: 2-2 p.m.
I also am available by appointment.
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