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Laura Hosman

Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School.

Biography

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, holding a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School. With an emphasis on action-oriented, in-the-field work, her research focuses on the role for information and communications technology (ICT) in developing countries, particularly in terms of its potential effects on socio-cultural factors, human development, and economic growth. Presently, she focuses on ICT-in-education projects, and brings her passion for experiential learning to the classroom by leading real-world-focused, project-based courses that have seen student-built technology deployed in schools in Haiti, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, and more. Hosman writes a blog, ICT4D Views from the Field about her fieldwork experiences and project-based work. She has held prior academic positions at California Polytechnic State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California (USC). She earned an MA in International Relations as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Amsterdam. She also holds an MA in Economics and a PhD in Political Economy and Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California (USC).

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