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Laurie Cannady

Dr. Laurie Cannady

410 Raub Hall
(570) 484-2429

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Humanities Seminar
  • College Writing Skills

Areas of Expertise

  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Military/Veteran Topics
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Racial and Ethnic Studies
  • Memoir Writing


  • Ph.D., Literature and Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • M.A., Languages and Literature, Austin Peay State University
  • B.A., Languages and Literature, Austin Peay State University


Courses Developed

  • Humanities Seminars: Women and their Wars, African American Women Writers, Holocaust Literature, LGBTQ Literature, Minority Literature, Memoir Reading/Writing Course

Professional Publications

Cannady, Laurie Jean. (2015). Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Breaking In.” The Hemlock. Lock Haven University, 31 Oct.

2014. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Museum of Life.”  Curly Red Stories. 13 Apr. 2009. Web. 20 Sep. 2012. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Nowhere Man.” Appalachian Voice. Louisville: KY Story, 2014. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Reflections on Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.” PBCOHE Journal.  16 (2008): 13-15. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Riding into Chaos.” The Hemlock. Lock Haven University, 15 Oct. 2010.  Web. 20 Sep. 2012. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Shipyard Up Deep Creek.” The Hemlock. Lock Haven University, 10 Sep. 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. "Silence Sings Loudest." Mother is a Verb. Bowling Green: Red Paint Hill Publishing, 2014. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “Virginia is for Lovers and Rappers: Hampton Roads Rappers Changing the Game.” Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.  Westport: Greenwood Press, 2009. 

Cannady, Laurie Jean. “What Water Can’t Wash Away.”  Curly Red Stories. 13 Apr. 2009. Web. 20 Sep. 2012.

Selected Professional Presentations

Cannady, Laurie J. My Brother’s Keeper Qeynolabs Hackathon, Philadelphia. 14-16 Nov. 2014. Mentor. 

Cannady, Laurie J. Clinton County Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Lock Haven. 11 Nov. 2014. Faculty Speaker. 

Cannady, Laurie J. Firetree Place Community Center Opening Ceremony, Williamsport. 8 November 2014. Reading. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Politics and Imagery in Hip-hop Culture.” 9th Annual Hip Hop Conference. California University of Pennsylvania. California. 10 Apr. 2014. Keynote Panelist. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Snow Cold.” Lock Haven University Let Her Voice Be Heard Event. 27 March 2014. Reading. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Real and Imagined Barriers to Inclusion: Dealing in Hostile Environments.” 13th Annual Diversity Leadership Conference.  United States Military Academy, West Point. 3 Oct. 2012.  Panelist. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Opening the Doors and Keeping Them That Way: Creating Positive Connections that Enhance the Learning Environment.”  Penn State Extension Nutrition Links Annual Conference, State College.  18 Sep. 2012. Keynote. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Your Past is Not Your Future: Overcoming Trauma and Living a Full Life.” East Stroudsburg University Multicultural Celebration, East Stroudsburg. 9 Feb. 2012. Keynote. 

Cannady, Laurie J. “Loving Yourself to Excellence.” Sankofa Conference, Bloomsburg. 18 Feb. 2012. Keynote.

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