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Laura L. Behling

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Laura Behling

Years at Knox: 2013 to present

Ph.D., English and American Literature, The Claremont Graduate School.
M.A., English, The Claremont Graduate School.
M.S., Journalism: Program for Reporting on Science and Medicine, Boston University.
B.A., English, Kalamazoo College.

Institute for Educational Management (IEM), Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 2011.

Teaching Interests
U.S. literature and culture
Modernism (1900-1940)
Literature and medicine
Higher education and faculty development

Selected Higher Education Accomplishments

Fulbright Scholar, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2003.
NEH Summer Institute: "Literature, Medicine, and Culture," Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, 2002.

Edited, The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, American Conference for Academic Deans(ACAD); Jossey-Bass Publishing, forthcoming 2014.

"Lead, Follow, AND Get Out of the Way: Administration and General Education," AAC&U Conference on General Education and Assessment, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2013. Co-presenter: Margaret Mulrooney, James Madison University.

"Centering and Cycling: An Assessment Plan for a New Core Curriculum." New American Colleges and Universities Summer Institute, Chicago, Illinois, June 2011. Co-presenter: Jennifer Buckley, Butler University.

"Behind-the-Scenes and Ahead-of-the-Curve: Administrative Leadership for a New Core Curriculum." AAC&U Conference on "General Education 3.0." Chicago, Illinois, March 2011.

"Creating a Research-Rich Campus: The Role of Academic Leadership." AAC&U Conference on "Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research in and Across the Disciplines." Raleigh, North Carolina, November 2010. Co-presenters: Stephanie Fabritius, Centre College; Karen Erickson, Southern New Hampshire University; and David Cleeton, Christopher Newport University.

Literary Scholarship
Edited and Introduction. Reading, Writing, and Research: Undergraduate Students as Scholars in Literary Studies. CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research), 2010.

Gross Anatomies: Fictions of the Physical in American Literature. Susquehanna University Press/Associated University Presses, 2008.

Edited and "Introduction." Hospital Transports: A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862. The State University of New York Press, 2005. Paperback, 2006.

The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935. The University of Illinois Press, 2001.

"Politics and the Pandemic: HIV/AIDS, Africa, and the Discourse of Disability." Review of Disability Studies, Special Issue on Parting the Waters: Disability and Deliverance in the Wake of Disaster 2.3 (2006): 97-107.

"The Laboratory: A Model for Teaching the Elements of Literary Studies." Radical Pedagogy 8.1 (Summer 2006):

"Replacing the Patient: The Fiction of Prosthetics in Medical Practice." Journal of Medical Humanities 26.1 (March 2005): 53-66.

Professional Service and Leadership
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Councilor, Humanities and Arts Division.
American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD), Board member.
Consultant-Evaluator, Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association.

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