Faculty Profile for Dr. Laura L Ellis-Lai

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Dr. Laura L Ellis-Lai
Senior Lecturer — English
FH 245
phone: (512) 245-2163

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Ellis-Lai earned her Ed.M. in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Texas State University, and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas - San Antonio.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Ellis-Lai teaches courses about qualitative research in composition studies, writing for the Internet, world literature, and technical writing.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ellis-Lai, L. L. (2017). Close Confidences: Students’ Experiences of Relational Pleasure, Reflective Competence, and Self-Authorship in First Year Composition Research Writing. Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America: Proquest.
  • Ellis-Lai, L. L. (2002). The Journeys of Ruben Martinez.
  • Ellis-Lai, L. L. (2002). Chinquapin.
  • Ellis-Lai, L. L. (1999). Chinquapin.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. 1925 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Advisor. 1925 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, Texas State University Chapter. 1925 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sundberg Family Grant. 1925 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Susie Pfingstel Memorial Scholarship. 1925 - Present

Selected Grants

  • Ellis-Lai, Laura L. Nontenure Line Faculty Workload Release, Texas State University, Texas State University. Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Donor and Alumni Advisory Council
August 2018-Present
Online Courses Committee, Department of English
National Day on Writing event at DeZavala Elementary School
September 1, 2017-Present
Major/Minor Committee
Outstanding Senior Committee