B.S., Yale; M.S., University of Maine
Littlejohn Family Chair
Work Phone: 860-945-7832
Year Appointed: 2006
Laura discovered a love of teaching while in graduate school at the University of Maryland, where she won two awards for her work as a teaching assistant. Because she met with more satisfaction in the classroom than in the lab, Laura chose to leave behind research to pursue a career in education. After a few years serving as an adjunct faculty member at several community and junior colleges, Laura arrived at Taft, where she now teaches life science courses. Outside of the classroom, she serves as assistant coach to the girl’s cross country and track teams. She and her husband, Jeremy Clifford, live in McIntosh house with their children, Rob, Ellie, and Matthew.