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Laura Hawbaker

Adjunct Lecturer


Building & Room:

Addams Hall, Room 105


830 S. Halsted

Office Phone:



I’ve been teaching language for 20 years, both domestically and overseas. I previously lived in New Orleans, Hawaii, Poland, and Prague. I was a Fulbright Fellow at Adam Mickiewicz University. I also taught at the University of New Orleans International English Language Program (IELP) and Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, among others. In addition to teaching, my background is in journalism and literary editing. I love books, beignets, and the Oxford comma.


MA in Linguistics, TESOL, University of Illinois Chicago
MFA in Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago

Licensures and Certifications

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate