Laura Pate

Laura Pate

Laura Pate


Laura’s research follows the Jewish Diaspora in Modern United States History, focusing on the Ashkenazi Jewish community from Germany, Poland, and parts of Russia during and post-World War II as it was one of the largest movements of the community from Europe. Working within the RIGR node, she is exploring the impacts of the Jewish culture upon the American cities where they relocated as well as the impact of assimilating into American culture upon the Jewish community as they found acceptance and freedom in religious practices and societal inclusion in areas of education, employment, the arts, and political aspirations. Laura is also interested in the agricultural and environmental impacts of Kashrut dietary laws and restrictions.


Ph.D—Mississippi State University, in progress
Master of Arts—Mississippi State University, 2009
Bachelor of Arts—Mississippi State University, 2007

Academic Career

Teaching Experience
Mississippi State University
LSK 1033—Fundamentals of Achievement—Fall 2009-present
LSK 1131—Fundamentals of Success—Fall 2009-present
LSK 4000—Nine Habits to Student Success—Fall 2012-Spring 2018
EN 0103—Basic English—Spring 2008-Spring 2009
EN 1103—English Composition I—Fall 2008-Spring 2019
EN 1123—English Composition II—Fall 2008-Spring 2019

Southern New Hampshire University
EN 122—English Composition I—Summer 2018-Summer 2019

Itawamba Community College
EN 1113—English Composition I—Fall 2009-Fall 2018
EN 1123—English Composition II—Fall 2009-Fall 2018


Professional Employment
Coordinator/Instructor—The Learning Skills Support Program (LSSP), The Learning Center, Mississippi State University, Fall 2009-present

Adjunct Online English Instructor, Department of English, Southern New Hampshire University. May 2018-July 2019.
Adjunct Online English Instructor, Department of English, Itawamba Community College. August 2009-December 2018.

Adjunct English Instructor, Department of English, Mississippi State University. August 2015- Spring 2019.

Lead Advisor—Bulldog Toastmasters, Mississippi State University, May 2015-August 2016.

Research Interests

Early United States History
Modern United States History
Identity History
Religious History
Environmental History
Agricultural History


Dill, Anna L., Cheryl A. Justice, Sue S. Minchew, Laura M. Pate, Chih-hsuan Wang, and 
Candace B. Weed. “The Use of the LASSI (The Learning and Study Strategies
Inventory) to Predict and Evaluate the Study Habits and Academic Performance of
Students in a Learning Assistance Program.” Journal of College Reading and Learning
45.1 (2014): 20-34. Print.

“Retaining the Academically Distressed Student at Mississippi State University through the Learning Skills Support Program,” National College Learning Center Association Conference, Tampa, Florida. September 28-October 1, 2016.

Professional Associations

Lambda Alpha National Anthropological Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta
National College Learning Center Association
College of Education Research Committee, Mississippi State University. Fall 2011-Spring 2015.

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