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School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences

Laura Commins, M.A.

Office: Winslow

Tel: 617-243-2192



  • M.A. History, Brandeis University
  • B.A. History, Lasell University


  • HIST 103 World Civilization I
  • HIST 203 The History of Women in U.S.
  • HIST 223 History and The Power of Place
  • HIST 390D DS: 19th Century American Medicine
  • HIST 390D DS: Ancient Egypt: A Contemporary Look
  • HIST 390D DS: Identity, Ideology & Empire
  • HIST 400 Individual Seminar in Reading & Research


Professor Laura Commins began her undergraduate studies in 2008 as a non-traditional student, after raising three children. In 2012, she received a B.A. in history from Lasell University . Laura went on to complete an M.A. in history at Brandeis University, and in 2013, she returned to the Humanities Department at Lasell as a lecturer in history. In Fall 2014, she entered a Ph.D. program in history with a concentration in American history at the University of New Hampshire. New courses she has introduced at Lasell include Nineteenth-Century New York, Native American History, and The Power of Place: Concord, Massachusetts. Laura has been involved extensively in educational museum work.