Dr. Laura Douglass` research focuses on issues of personal and professional leadership as they are impacted by class, race, trauma and somatic practices such as yoga. Dr. Douglass’ work is guided by a desire to help adult learners understand themselves as scholars who can make an active contribution to their discipline and community. She is on the board of the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, and serves as a peer reviewer for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts
Best in Track Award 2017 for the presentation, “The Body in Online Learning.” Online Learning Consortium
Book ChaptersDouglass, L. (2018). A Few Good Allies. Developing Educational Leadership in a Community that Needs You. In: Leaps of Faith: Stories from Working Class Scholars. Editors: Anne Benoit and Karen Stevens. Adult and Higher Education Book Series. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Douglass, L. and Botrelli, S. (2018). Yoga as a Tool for Emotional Regulation in Individuals with Eating Disorders. In: Mason, Heather and Birch, Kelly (editors). Yoga Practices for Psychiatric Disorders. Scotland, UK: Handspring Publishing.
Douglass, L. (2016). Embodying Authenticity in Higher Education. In: Gammel, J., Cohen, J. and Rudstein-Reily, A. (Editors). New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Special Issue: Transformative Learning in Adult Higher Education. Issue 147. Pp 107-115.
Douglass, L. (2013). Thinking through the body: The conceptualization of yoga as therapy for individuals with eating disorders. In: Leigh Cohen (Editor). Mindfulness in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Douglass, L. (2020). Decolonizing Pedagogy by Appropriating Yoga: The Role of White Women in Social Change in Higher Education. Editors-in-Chief Lisa Merriweather & Joni Schwartz. In: Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education Journal.
Cotton-Cook, C. and Douglass, L. (2017). Yoga Communities and Eating Disorders: Creating Safe Space for Positive Embodiment. In: International Journal of Yoga Therapy. No. 27.
Douglass, L. (2011). Yoga as counternarrative: American higher education rethinks difference and interdependency. Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice. (15): 1-35.
EDM200 Culture & Identity
PSY100 General Psychology