Seidel School of Education & Professional Studies
Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Dr. Laurie Andes began her career in education as a fifth grade teacher, later teaching fourth and first grades for a total of 16 years as an elementary teacher. After completing a Masters’ degree as a Reading Specialist at Loyola College in Maryland, she later worked as an administrator of Graduate Teacher Workshops at that institution in Baltimore. Inspired by this work in higher education, she began a doctoral degree at the University of Maryland at College Park in Education Policy, Planning and Practice. Afterward, she taught at various institutions, such as the College of Notre Dame, Harford Community College, and Salisbury University as an adjunct instructor in Education.
Dr. Andes joined the faculty of Salisbury University officially in 1998. She has served as a Coordinator of Professional Development Schools, Director of the Elementary Education Program, and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. She has enjoyed teaching in several programs, including Elementary Education and Early Childhood, Educational Leadership, the Reading Specialist, and the Doctoral Program in Literacy Studies, where she currently resides as a faculty member.
Dr. Andes’ research interests have been as varied as her opportunities for teaching, and include the history and future of literacy, literacy policy, language diversity, and educational leadership. She enjoys any opportunity to spend time with her family, which includes her grown son and daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild, as well as her husband. Leisure time is spent cycling, playing bagpipe and violin, and enjoying music in every form.