Laura Anker

Professor, American Studies, SUNY Old Westbury

Laura Anker is a distinguished service professor of American studies and director of the First-Year Experience (FYE) and Community Action, Learning, and Leadership (CALL) Programs at SUNY Old Westbury. The CALL program partners with more than 75 organizations on Long Island and in the greater New York metropolitan area, including schools, afterschool programs, hospitals, non-profits, and immigrant rights groups. Anker was selected for the National Society for Experiential Education’s 2019 Outstanding Leader in Higher Education award. She received her PhD with Distinction in History from Stony Brook University, her MA in history from Brown University, and her BA from Brandeis University.

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