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Adjunct Faculty

Laura Houchens
Laura Houchens
- Coordinator, WKU Glasgow Writing Center and Adjunct Instructor, English

English 100 Introduction to College Writing

English 300 Writing in the Disciplines


Having decided at an early age that teaching would be my chosen career, I worked very hard all through high school and attended WKU on an academic scholarship.  After flip-flopping my major and minor several times, I graduated in 1998 with a major in Mathematics and a minor in English, with certification to teach both in high school. 

I was hired by Barren County High School in 1999 to teach both subjects, but as the schedule worked out, I was only needed as an English teacher.  This was quite a change from the math teaching I had completed as a student teacher, but I realized that I loved teaching English!  Because of this, I returned to WKU to work on my Masters of Arts degree in English and earned it in December of 2002.  I continued teaching junior and senior English for BCHS until 2005, when I quit teaching full-time to care for my newborn son. 

I had already began teaching English part-time for WKU-Glasgow in Fall 2003, and I continued this even after I no longer taught at BCHS. In the fall of 2013, I helped open the first-ever Writing Center on the WKU-Glasgow campus.  As the Coordinator of the WC, I hire, train, and oversee the student tutors of the Writing Center to make sure all student writers gain their maximum potential.  WKU-Glasgow is a good fit for me: I love the students and the location.

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