Member Profile

Laura Franklin

Laura Franklin


Laura Franklin is an author of materials Laura Franklin is a member of the Virtual Speakers Bureau
Laura Franklin has received the Distinguished Service Award Laura Franklin has received the Innovative Use of MERLOT Award



Members from Laura’s institution
Materials from Laura’s discipline
Members in Laura’s discipline

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Skills & Interests


  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
    Board of Directors, Regional Representative 2012 01/2012 – Current
  • Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages
    Member 01/2012 – Current
  • Foreign Language Association of Virginia
    Member 11/2008 – Current

Education History

  • Ph.D. (05/1989)
    George Washington University


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Teaching Experience

  • Experience available on request (Current)
    • on c.v. – World Languages


  • French
    • Speaking level: Advanced
    • Reading level: Advanced
  • Portuguese
    • Speaking level: Advanced
    • Reading level: Advanced

Honors & Awards

  • Northeast Conference NECTFL Nelson H. Brooks Award (02/2016)
    Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession
  • Faculty Award, Association of Community College Trustees (10/2013)
    Southern Region Finalist
  • MERLOT Distinguished Service Award (07/2010)
    The recipient of this award demonstrates the vision that brings MERLOT members together to create the MERLOT Community and our services.


  • MERLOT 101 Online (Presentation about MERLOT), 08/19/2006
    I am the author of a three week online faculty development course that teaches participants how to search MERLOT effectively and how to develop discipline-specific personal collections.


  • Professor of French (08/1992 – Current) Northern Virginia Community College
  • Assistant Dean, Foreign Languages and History (08/1994 – 05/2007) Humanities and Social Sciences Division NVCC