Laura Watkins, M.A.

Laura Watkins, M.A.

Instructor of Communication

M.A., Bethel University

B.A., Bethel University


Mel Johnson Media Center (KTIS), MJ166
Mel Johnson Media Center
2993 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55113



Laura Watkins received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication from Bethel University where she conducted research on nonverbal communication factors of compliance gaining.


Watkins began teaching at the collegiate level in 1999 and has enjoyed teaching a variety of topics ranging from speech and communication to understanding computers and technical writing.


She has spoken at numerous church and homeschooling events on topics relating to parenting, homeschooling, leadership, and personal finance.


Watkins’ research interests include topics within interpersonal, nonverbal, and cross-cultural communication. Her most recent research examines the connection between listening to podcasts at a sped-up rate and perceived interest/ability to pay attention in the college classroom.


Laura is married to Jonathan and has greatly enjoyed homeschooling her five children. She enjoys travel, photography, outdoor adventures of all sorts, and learning through reading and experience.