Laura Thomason Ph.D.

Professor & Director IOCS
English | School of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, University of North Texas.
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of North Texas.
  • B.A. summa cum laude in English Education, The College of Santa Fe.

Professional Experience

  • Faculty Director of International and Off-Campus Study and Professor of English, Stevenson University, 2022–present
  • Provost Fellow for International Programs and English faculty, Middle Georgia State University, 2006–2022


My research interests include international education; 18th-century women’s writing; the history of marriage and writing about marriage; and book history.


  • Girard, J. Thomason, L. & Tsavatewa, C. “Computing faculty internationalization perceptions: The impact of country and COVID-19.” Issues in Information Systems 22: 2, 199-209
  • Girard, J., Thomason, L. & Tsavatewa, C. (2020). “Computing faculty internationalization perceptions: An exploratory data analysis using R.” Issues in Information Systems 21:1, 239-248.
  • “The Marriage Game/The Matrimonial Trap: Why Everyone Who Has Read Pride and Prejudice Should Read Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa.” Journal of the Georgia Philological Association 7, 5-15.
  • “The Dilemma of Friendship in Austen’s Emma.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 56(2): 227-241
  • The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press), December 2013.


  • ENG 151
  • ENG 281 “Women, Writers, and the Marriage Plot”


  • Case study competition winner for “Creating Connections for Success,” NAFSA Region VI/VIII annual meeting, November 2022
  • Contestant on Jeopardy! season 36
  • NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers “Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” University of Missouri, summer 2012

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