Laura Jackman is a PhD student in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication program. Her main interests are in pedagogy (curriculum development, online teaching) and rhetorical approaches to health-related topics. Laura enjoys teaching a range of courses such as composition, business communication, technical communication, and biological communication. Her academic degrees include: B.A. Iowa State University—Speech Communication; B.S.N. Upper Iowa University—Nursing; M.A. Iowa State University—Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication.
As both a registered nurse and a communication scholar, Laura hopes to blend her interests together into interdisciplinary practice. Current areas of research interests include pregnancy rhetoric.