Laura A. Murph , B.S.
Learning Center Manager
Learning and Testing Center
Bachelor of Science in Biology - Seattle University
Teaching Certificate - University of Alaska Southeast
Master of Education, Mathematics Education - University of Alaska Southeast
Laura Murph has been teaching and working in math/science related fields throughout her working career. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Laura worked ten years in fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the US Forest Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. After meeting and marrying a civil engineer/land surveyor, Laura began working as a civil engineering technician and land surveyor for a small engineering/land surveying company that she and her husband established in Petersburg, Alaska. Together they worked throughout Southeast Alaska for over 15 years. Laura has also worked as an electrical engineering technician for Ketchikan Public Utilities, an AutoCAD draftsman and an accountant.
Teaching has always interested Laura. After completing a teaching certification program at UAS, Laura began teaching middle school math and algebra as well as tutoring adult students in math for the UAS-Ketchikan Learning Center and for the Ketchikan Builder's Association Construction Academy. In addition, she has taught AutoCAD for UAS-Ketchikan as an adjunct faculty member.
Laura has lived in Southeast Alaska nearly all her life and has raised three boys. As a family, they enjoy hiking, boating and traveling. Together they spent a year exploring the United States and have visited every state in the union!