Laura Zaylea is a media artist and Associate Professor of Instruction in Media Studies and Production within the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Her teaching practice centers around storytelling innovation through video production and new media technologies. Her creative work includes an independent feature film, several narrative and experimental shorts, and new media projects in various formats including 360° video, web-based multimedia, and media installation.
Laura received her MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA in Art-Semiotics at Brown University. She has been teaching at Temple since 2012 and has taught in a wide range of teaching formats/contexts, including online, hybrid, large lecture, studio production and study away. In 2017, she received Temple University’s Innovative Teaching with Technology award. Laura is honored to be working with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching; she completed the Provost Teaching Academy in 2019 and started teaching in the Teaching in Higher Education Certificate in 2021.