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 Problems
- ES 401 Senior Seminar, Topic: Emerging Contaminants
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.
M.H. Finewood and Stroup, L.J. In review. “Fracking and the neoliberalization of the hydro-social cycle in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.” Submitted to the Journal of Contemporary Water Resources Research and Education.
Stroup, L.J. and K. Romig. Research Enhancement Program (REP). 2009
Texas State University, “Change, Complexity, and Central Texas Water
Utilities: Strategies for Resilient Water Management in the 21st
Graf, William L. and L.J. Stroup. National Science Foundation (NSF), 2007
Geography and Regional Science Doctoral Dissertation Research
Improvement Grant #BCS-0703244, for “Climate Change Effects on
U.S. Water Resources Management.” $9,520.00.
Alumni Research Grant for Undergraduate Research Thesis, 2001-2002
“Glen Canyon Dam: History, Controversy, and Current Debate”
Honors designation awarded for Thesis. $1,500.00.
Life Off Campus:
I enjoy travel, hiking, river running (in rafts and canoes), exploring my new home state of Vermont, cooking, reading all kinds of fiction and non-fiction, and spending time with my husband, Joe, 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.