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 201 Environmental Research Methods
- ES 310 Environmental Hazards
- ES 410 Senior Seminar
- GG102 Introduction to Physical Geography
- GG211 The Geography of Water
Stroup, L.J., R. Kujawa, and J. Ayres. In Press. “Envisioning a Green Energy Future in
Canada and the U.S.: Constructing a Sustainable Future in the Context of New
Regionalisms?” The American Review of Canadian Studies, Special Issue on the Place of Nature in Canadian Studies in the U.S. The paper is slated for volume 45.3.
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.
Awards & Recognition
Water Resource Specialty Group of the Association of the American Geographers (AAG), Director 2011- 2013
Water Resources Specialty Group (AAG) Awards Committee Chair 2009-2011
Water Resources Specialty Group (AAG) Research Proposal Award, Ph.D. Level 2006
Water Resources Specialty Group Research Proposal Award, Masters Level 2003
Phi Beta Kappa Inductee 2002
Franklin & Marshall Environmental Studies Award 2002
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 Napoleon, and my large cat Sydney.
Laura Stroup and Trevien Stanger of the Saint Michael’s Environmental Studies/Science programs learned in late January that they will be awarded money for the College’s Natural Area for supplies and conducting student projects. Pat Phillips, the Green Mountain Audubon Board member they have been working with (on biology Professor Declan McCabe’s recommendation) gave the good news. Reports Laura, “The money will be routed through the Environmental Studies/Science (ESS) Department, and will flow through both the ES 357 Environmental Restoration course (student proposed projects on the site) as well as volunteer and summer work with students to implement these projects as well as other initiatives on the site.” Recently the College reached a milestone easement agreement with the federal Department of Agriculture to preserve wetlands in the Natural Area in perpetuity, as ever more classes and community members make use of the beautiful tract.
(posted February 2021)
Laura J. Stroup of the College’s Environmental Studies faculty took her Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies in March along on a visit to the office of Sen. Patrick Leahy ’61, D-VT, in Burlington to rally for the proposed federal Green New Deal.
(posted June 2019)
Laura Stroup, assistant professor of environmental studies, Richard Kujawa, professor of geography, and Jeffrey Ayres, professor of political science and dean of the College, recently published the article “ Envisioning a Green Energy Future in Canada and the United States: Constructing a Sustainable Future in the Context of New Regionalisms?” in American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 45, Issue 3, 2015: Special Issue: The “Nature” of Canadian Studies in the United States.
(posted January 2016)
Laura Stroup, assistant professor of environmental studies; Jeff Ayres, professor of political science and dean of the College; and Richard Kujawa, professor of geography, Economics Department chair and human geography minor coordinator, have had the following paper accepted for publication: “Envisioning a Green Energy Future in Canada and the United States” in a Special Issue of American Review of Canadian Studies on the Place of Nature in Canadian Studies in the U.S. The paper is slated for volume 45.3 (Fall 2015).
(posted April 2015)
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.