Laura Boynton Hauerwas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at Providence College
Dr. Laura Boynton Hauerwas is an Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education at Providence College. She completed her professional training at Northwestern University, Learning Disabilities Program, with a doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research has focused on language and learning, particularly for emergent bilinguals and those with reading/spelling disabilities and the implementation of Response to Intervention policies. She has provided leadership on the State of Rhode Island Learning Disabilities task forces for the past fifteen years as well professional development in Response to Intervention/Multi-Tier Systems of Support. Additionally, she has been researching teacher preparation for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, with a focus on the impact of international teaching experiences.