Laura Hamman, M.Ed., ABD
Faculty, English as a New Language
Laura Hamman is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation research explores how students become bilingual through dual language immersion programs. Hamman teaches courses in ESL methods, second language acquisition, and educational linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be returning to ENL this summer to teach the course “Teaching Second Language Learners." Prior to her doctoral studies, Hamman completed her B.A., M.Ed., and ENL certification at the University of Notre Dame and taught in mainstream and EFL classrooms at the elementary and secondary level in the U.S. and Chile. She loves working with ENL, as she believes that culturally and linguistically responsive instruction not only supports emergent bilinguals but also enriches learning for all students. She has worked for ENL over the past five years, and she continues to be inspired by the incredible work that ENL teachers do to meet the needs of their students. She is an avid long-distance runner and loves traveling, fried cheese curds, and (of course) Notre Dame football.