Drake Institute welcomes Instructional Development Specialist, Laura Struve, Ph.D.

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning is pleased to welcome Instructional Development Specialist, Laura Struve, Ph. D., who will join the team on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Dr. Struve's considerable experience supporting the professional development and pedagogical skills of graduate students will allow her to contribute to the Drake Institute's mission to enhance and elevate the scholarship of professional teaching at The Ohio State University. She will lead the Drake Institute’s team of graduate consultants and work closely with graduate teaching associates to provide pedagogical support within a framework of collaboration and inclusivity. 

Dr. Struve comes to the Drake Institute from The University of Texas at Austin, where she served as assistant director of graduate student development at the Faculty Innovation Center and assistant professor of practice in the Executive Ed.D. program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.A in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, and her B.A. Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University. She maintains an active research line and her scholarship has been published in higher education journals such as The Review of Higher Education and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Dr. Struve is a native of Columbus and comes from a family of educators; her father was a professor of horticulture at Ohio State and her mother a math professor at Columbus State Community College. By joining the Drake Institute, she fulfills her ambition to return to central Ohio and Ohio State. Please join us as we welcome Dr. Struve back to Columbus and wish her well in her new role.