Laura Rychly

Program Director

Laura Rychly

Program Director

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation

  • (706) 667-4503
  • UH 320


  • EDD, Curriculum and Instruction Georgia Southern University, 2012

  • MED, Junior High/Intermediate/Middl University of Georgia, 2005

  • BSED, Junior High/Intermediate/Middl University of Georgia, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award Curriculum and Pedagogy Group, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EDEI 8165

    Curriculum Inquiry
  • EDUC 2130

    Exploring Learn & Teaching
  • MGED 3222

    Integrated Reading to Learn
  • EDEI 8160

    Curriculum Theory
  • EDTD 6110

    Curriculum in Theory & Practic
  • ECED 3241

    EC Soc. Studies Ed (K-5)
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • EDTD 5432

    Teach for Equity and Diversity

Teaching Interests

language and literacy, multiculturalism, teaching methods


Selected Recent Publications

  • Transitioning to edTPA: A Middle Grades Teacher Education Program Looks Back and Ahead, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • ELA common core state standards: Imbedding interdisciplinary instruction and constructivist principles across the early childhood curriculum emphasizing English language learning, 2015
  • “How many do you have:” Disney english [as a] language [of] Acquisition, 2015
  • “Exploring the tensions between narrative imagination and official knowledge through Life of Pi.” , 2014
  • “Dr. Vera John-Steiner as a key: Unlocking a theory of receptive discourse.”, 2013

Research Interests

improving middle grades students' school experiences points at which language, culture, and learning intersect

Professional Service

  • Ad Hoc Committee for Establishing Non-Tenure Track Promotion Guidelines 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College of Education Faculty Development Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Chairperson
  • Georgia Southern University dissertation committee 2013 - Present

  • Impacting Student Learning Conference 2013 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta Technical College Early Childhood Care and Education Advisory Committee 2013 - Present