Laurie Sheldon works as an Assessment Coordinator for the University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology. She joined the Wildcat community eight years ago, earning a Master’s degree in Education Technology, teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the Norton School of Ecology, and working as an Evaluation Coordinator for UArizona’s first Title V grant, Project Outreach FAMILIA. Laurie earned a Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural studies. The focus of her research is how individuals make meaning with data. She examines data literacies as a socially constructed process. A former accountant, Laurie enjoys working with data. She currently teaches Excel for Personal Family and Financial Planning majors and Fashion, Consumer, and the Economy for the Fashion Industry’s Science & Technology program. Her research interests include digital and data literacies.
When she's not working, Laurie enjoys the outdoors. She has completed an Ironman and enjoys marathon running, cycling, reading, cooking, and gardening.