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Associate Professor, English

     Associate Professor,        Laura Yoo

Office: DH - 236
Phone: 443-518-4281

Associate Professor Laura Yoo joined Howard Community College’s English and World Languages Division as an Instructor in 2006. Since then, she has taught various courses in ESL, developmental writing, composition, and literature. She has been involved in on-campus initiatives in the First Year Experience, ethics, information literacy, and academic honesty, including a 4-year project that promoted academic honesty at HCC. Some of her other projects include developing resources for teaching with HCC’s Book Connection book (Listening is an Act of Love), resources for teaching information literacy skills in college composition, and resources for addressing academic honesty in class. Professor Yoo served HCC as the Acting Associate Chair of English and World Languages Division in 2011-2012. 

Professor Yoo’s current interests are in teaching writing, leadership training, and faculty development. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Faculty and Professional Learning Communities Program at HCC. She is also a graduate of EXCEL Leadership at HCC as well as Leadership Howard County’s Leadership Essentials at Loyola University. As a teacher, Professor Yoo values transparency as the foundation of successful teaching and learning experiences. Teaching composition is her passion, because she believes in the importance of writing in students’ personal, scholarly, and professional growth. Laura is the co-Director of College Composition for English 121.


  • BA – Boston College
  • MA – Georgetown University

Courses Taught:


  • “Academic Honesty and Information Literacy Education” at Lilly East Conference (May 2012)
  • “Encouraging Honest Work” at AFACCT (January 2012)
  • “Encouraging Honest Work” at Composition Conversations Conference at CCBC (October 2011)
  • “First Year Experience and Faculty and Professional Learning Communities” at Maryland Community Colleges Leadership Conference (April 2011)
  • “Master and Servant Redefined: Jupiter Hammon’s Christianity in Eighteenth-Century America” at East Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (November 2007)
  • “Becoming Illegible: Female Agency, Disguise and Seduction in Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina; or Love in a Maze” at Locating Love Graduate Students Conference at CUNY (March 2004)
  • “Uncovering Female Disguise in the Fiction of Eliza Haywood” at With Pen In Hand Graduate Students Conference at Virginia Tech (March 2004)