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Laura Hernandez-Ehrisman, PhD
Assistant Professor

Phone: 512-428-1315

Education
  • PhD in American Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003
  • AB in English at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1994
Why I Teach

I teach because I love discussing what matters most in the world and connecting academic issues to contemporary concerns. I use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning preferences by combining lecture, discussion, group work and activities outside of the classroom. I respect diverse backgrounds and insights, and work to create an atmosphere of creativity and critical thinking.

My goal is to guide students in the process of becoming well-informed, engaged citizens of their local and global communities. I believe that teaching is a distinct opportunity to contribute to positive social change.