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Laura Huaracha - Carthage College. Kenosha, WI, US

Laura Huaracha Laura Huaracha

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media | Carthage College


Communicators shouldn’t fear science; they should embrace it. Professor Laura Huaracha is adamant about that.





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Professor Laura Huaracha: Graphic Design and Communications




Professor Laura Huaracha came to Carthage in 2007 after two years as an adjunct instructor at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago. She earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from Creighton University in 1997, and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Savannah (Ga.) College of Art & Design in 1999. She was an instructor at MapleWoods Community College in Kansas City, Mo., and has worked at The Grand Group, a Chicago marketing design firm; and the Potbelly Sandwich Works chain.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Social Media Design Research Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (7)

Curriculum Development Student Development Graphic Design Illustrator Indesign Academic Advising Data Analysis

Education (2)

Savannah College of Art & Design: M.F.A., Graphic Design

Creighton University: B.A., Journalism and Mass Communications

Media Appearances (2)

Laura Huaracha : Faculty Spotlight

Carthage College  online


Communicators shouldn’t fear science; they should embrace it. Professor Laura Huaracha is adamant about that. Having grown up surrounded by 10 acres of maple trees, she believes design can connect people to the beauty of nature. An established photographer and graphic artist, Prof. Huaracha frequently team-teaches courses with science professors. Graphic design and biology students alike learn to join forces...

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Combining art and science creates a whole education

Carthage College  online


For the past five years, Laura Huaracha has teamed up with biology professor Dana Garrigan to teach courses that intersect the fields of art and science. The assistant professor of communication and digital media leads graphic design students on study tours to examine plant and animal species and their habitats. She teaches science majors how good graphic design can help communicate complicated scientific ideas...

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Event Appearances (1)

Using visual imagery and service learning to teach ecological concepts

97th ESA Annual Convention  Portland, OR.