Laura J. Perry is Director of Academic Technology and Support in the Office of Information Technology at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. In this role, Laura founded Clarkson’s first service center (Teaching & Learning Corner or TLC), with the mission to support adoption of best in class instructional technology and design practices in undergraduate and graduate classrooms both online and in person. Since 2017, Laura and her team of senior instructional designers work includes guiding the institution towards adoption of the Quality Matters rubric for quality online education. The TLC provides training and consultative services to University faculty to apply the QM rubric in their own course. In the wake of COVID19, this foundation of best practices aided the University's pivot to remote learning in Spring 2020, as well as helped faculty prepare for the transition of 300+ courses to varied instructional delivery modes with TLC’s design and delivery of a faculty training initiative named RISE: Reframing Instruction for Success Everywhere in Summer 2020. These efforts helped lead a successful restart with a residential learning experience for the Fall 2020 term.
Laura holds a Master of Science in Management Systems from Clarkson University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Industrial and Labor Relations and Speech Communications from SUNY Potsdam.