Faculty Biographies

Laura Shoemaker

Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction

Laura Shoemaker


Office: BEH 102
Email: laurashoemaker@usf.edu


My career spans roles in higher ed, educational publishing and editing, and nonprofit administration. My passion for writing and equity has led me to be involved with organizations and programs that are supporting global health research, science and the environment, vaccine development, writing centers, and the arts, history, and social issues. These experiences enrich my practice as I teach students how to improve their writing skills in academic and professional settings. 

As of Fall 2022, I’m happy to join USF as a visiting professor. I have previously taught undergraduate writing courses at Ringling College of Art and Design, the State College of Florida, and the University of Washington.


  • M.F.A. Poetry - University of Washington
  • B.A. English - University of North Carolina at Greensboro