Laura A. Pasquini is a Lecturer with the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Over the past ten years Laura has contributed to higher education in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States, including academic advising, leadership and service, career counseling, campus activities, first year experience and orientation programs, and residence life.
As an early career researcher, Dr. Pasquini's teaching and research scholarship explores informal, online communities of practice for workplace learning and performance. As the NACADA Technology in Advising Commission Chair (2011-2013) and NACADA Council member as the Commission and Interest Group Division Representative (2013-2015), Laura has worked with academic advising and students support area in higher education for over ten years. As a contributing author to Erik Qualman's book, What Happens on Campus Stays On YouTube, she thinks it is a critical time to consider what is on the horizon for their students, staff, and faculty with regards to digital interactions and building campus community online. You can often find Laura curating a wealth of goodness on Twitter, as @laurapasquini, and writing about organizational development, learning/training ponderings, and research ideas on her blog.