Dr. Laura Wilson, an adjunct instructor in Concordia’s M.E.d. Program, has been teaching for the university since 2008.
Wilson has an extensive background in the education field, with classroom experience dating back to 1954. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Art in Education. She went on to get her Master’s of Science in Education at University of Texas, her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Texas and her Postdoctoral in Educational Administration at Southwest Texas State University.
Wilson was the second-ever woman to hold a superintendent position in Texas when she led Fayetteville ISD from 1981 to 1984 . She received the Teacher of the Year Award for Concordia University Houston in 2013. While teaching at Concordia, Wilson is also teaching courses at University of St. Thomas, University of Phoenix and Stephen F. Austin University.
Wilson has taught 18 courses at Concordia alone. At age 82, she has no foreseeable plans to retire or to slow down.
“I love to teach for Concordia University because of the freedom in the classroom to speak of God and religion,” Wilson said. “The faculty and staff members are knowledgeable and committed to learning.”
She encourages those who are interested in diving into the M.Ed. program to do so at Concordia.
“With the cohort model, you will learn teamwork and have other students to work with you,” Wilson said. “The Concordia library and other resources will be real assets as you work on research projects. With the supportive faculty members, you will reach your goals.”
Her belief is that students who use the library, their classmates and their instructor will be successful in the program.
“You can get better jobs, better pay and the ability to reach a goal of being in administration,” Wilson said. “No one can take that from you.”
Wilson noted that the other professors at Concordia are also exceptional.
“I personally would take a class from any of the instructors there,” she said.
As a woman with too many jobs to list, Wilson has a great attitude about surviving and thriving in your career.
“I’ve liked every job I’ve ever had,” she said. “I went into each of them with the decision to like them.”
Professor Laura Wilson