Faculty Profile

Dr. Laura Hopfer, Director of the Master's in Initial Teacher Licensure

Phone: 865.531.4141
Alt phone: 865.405.8757
Office: 170 Cedar Bluff

Education and Background

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    EdD Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Dec. 2002

    MS Leadership Studies/ Education, May, 1996

    Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma
    BS Science Education, K-12, 1974

    Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
    2012- present Director, Masters in Initial Teacher Licensure
    2008-present Associate Professor, Graduate Education
    2005 - 2008 Director, Post-Baccalaureate
    Teacher Licensure Program
    2002 -2005 Assistant Professor, Graduate Education

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    2000-2002 Field Supervisor/Graduate Assistant
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    1996-2000 Instructor/Program Coordinator/Field
    Supervisor, Individualize Instruction K-8 Teacher Licensure

    Winters Joint Unified School District, Winters, California
    1990-1995 Lead Teacher & Administrator /7/8 Science Teacher
    Winters Middle School

    Winters Joint Unified School District, Winters, California
    1989-1990 Opportunity Teacher
    (Alternative School)
    Winters High School/Middle School

    Travis Unified School District, Fairfield, California
    1988-1989 Teacher, Science integration (grades K-5)
    Advisor: Curriculum Development Team
    Vanden High School

    Vacaville Public Schools/California Department of Welfare,
    1988-1989 Vacaville, California
    Instructor, Gain Program (Adult Education)

    District 20 Schools, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    1985-1988 Tutor, U.S. Air Force Academy
    Substitute teacher, Air Academy School District

    Toho Academy, Chofu, Japan
    1982-1985 English language instructor
    1982-1986 Science Integration instructor, University Credit Program

    Office of the Mayor, Fussa City, Japan
    1982-1985 English language instructor

    North Enid School District, Enid, Oklahoma
    1979-1982 Teacher 7-9 Science / Science Department Chair
    Carrier Junior High

    Cumberland County Board of Education, Fayetteville, North Carolina
    1975-1978 Teacher, 7-9 Science, Anne Chestnutt Jr. High

Research and Teaching Areas

    Initial Teacher Licensure Coursework, Professional Core;
    Student Teacher Seminars;

    Current research includes materials and information directed toward the implementation of coursework specific to the implementation of ELL and Special Education components in the master's level for initial teacher licensure.

Scholarly Highlights