Laura Misco

Laura Misco
Laura MiscoMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 228

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1974

Teaching Assistant Professor


I have taught extensively at the university level in the areas of creative and rhetorical writing, film studies, and digital storytelling. As a teacher and a writer, the stuff of novels, shorts, essays, poems, and films, as well as the narratives we tell about our experiences, challenges, and dreams – all of this means the world to me. I center my teaching on conveying the power of stories, as agents of truth, disruption, beauty, empathy, connection, and love.  I am passionate about working with students as they strive to form their own stories and currate their singular voices, no matter the mode of writing.


  • MFA, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

  • BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison


  • “Exorcising Mike.” Midwestern Gothic. Issue 22, Summer 2016.

  • “This Gold Time.” Southwest Review. Vol. 98, No. 1. 2013.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Development Award, Cardinal Stritch University, 2023, 2016, 2015

  • Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, Cardinal Stritch University, 2015

  • Quiet Giants Award, Cardinal Stritch University, 2013

  • Janet Elizabeth Aquino Award of Excellence in Creative Writing, UNCW, 2002

  • Robert H. Byington Fellowship in Creative Writing, UNCW, 2002

  • Associated Writing Programs Intro Award Nominee, UNCW 2000, 2001

Additional Information

Office Hours

Spring 2024

  • TuTh 12:20-1:50

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2024

  • 1001/115 TuTh 2:00-3:15 Olin Engineering 125
    • Foundations in Rhetoric
  • 1001/116 TuTh 3:30-4:45 Olin Engineering 125
    • Foundations in Rhetoric
  • 3240/101 TuTh 9:30-10:45 Olin Engineering 278
    • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 3240/102 TuTh 11:00-12:15 Olin Engineering 278
    • Introduction to Creative Writing

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Department of English
Marquette Hall, 115
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7179

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