Ph.D., Geography , University of South Carolina, Columbia
M.S., Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
Areas of Expertise:
Water Resources, Physical/Environmental Geography, Environmental Policy
Courses I Teach:
- ES 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
- ES 201 Environmental Research Methods
- ES 310 Environmental Hazards
- ES 401 Senior Seminar, Topic: Emerging Contaminants
- GG102 Physical Geography (Intro to)
- GG211 The Geography of Water
M.H. Finewood and L.J. Stroup. 2012. "Fracking and the neoliberalization of the hydro-social cycle in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale." Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education 147: 72-79.
Stroup L.J. 2011. "Adaptation of U.S. Water Management to Climate and Environmental Change." The Professional Geographer November 2011 63(4):1-15.
Stroup, L.J. and M.H. Finewood. 2011. "The Hybrid AMPE Approach: Towards More Effective Environmental Management." Society & Natural Resources 24(1):85-94.
Lackstrom, K. and L.J. Stroup. 2009. "Using a Local Greenway to Study the River Environment and Urban Landscape." The Journal of Geography 108:78–89.
Life Off Campus:
I enjoy travel, hiking, river running (in rafts and canoes), cooking, reading all kinds of fiction and non-fiction, and spending time with my husband, Joe, young son, Weston, Yorkie Napolean, and my large cat Sydney.
Laura Stroup, assistant professor of environmental studies, brought 15 students, mostly environmental studies majors, from her class ES 201 (Environmental Problems) to the Vermont Statehouse for the first ever Climate Lobbying Day on February 26. They were hosted by a Vermont Law School Student, Alex Gilbert, who works in an organization known as Ideas for Policy. The theme of the climate Lobbying Day was Thermal Efficiency. The students learned about the environmental bill passage process in the State Legislature, obtained career information from Alex and other Ideas for Policy members, and talked state legislators about climate change and related concerns in Vermont.