Laura Blankenship, Ph.D.

146 Rockland Road  ●  Havertown, PA 19083

267-496-3829 ●

Leadership Experience

Assistant Head of School                                The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2018-present

Dean of Academic Affairs                                The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2015-August 2018

Strategic Work

Faculty/Staff Hiring and Evaluation

Curriculum and Instruction


Fundraising/Alumnae Outreach

Chair, Computer Science                                The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2012-August 2017

Computer Science Coordinator                        The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2010-May 2012

Chair/Co-Chair, Technology Task Force                The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2012-April 2016

Chair, Academic Technology Committee                The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

January 2011-May 2015

Co-chair, Innovative Teaching Committee        The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

January 2012-January 2013

University Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Teacher Education                University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

January 11-February 11, 2010  

Instructor                                                Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

September 2005-April 2009

Professional Organizations

K-12 Curriculum Committee                        Computer Science Teachers Association


Board Member, 9-12 Representative                Computer Science Teachers Association


Presentations and Publications

"Seeing is Believing." Independent School Magazine. Spring, 2018.

"Case Study: Building our DREAM Lab® Program." STEAMShop. February 18, 2017. Drexel University.

"Resources for Creating a Diverse CS Classroom." CSTA Voice. January, 2016.

"Disrupting the Gender Gap in Computer Science." TechED Advis. October, 2015. Wilmington, DE.

"Learning Computing Through Making." CSTA Annual Conference. July 13, 2015. Houston, TX.

"Knights of Make-a-Lot." ISTE Annual Conference. June 28, 2015. Philadelphia, PA.

"Beyond STEM: Building DREAM Labs." NAIS Annual Conference 2015, February 28, 2015.  Boston, MA

"Computer Science with Calico." CSTA Annual Conference. July 16, 2013. Boston, MA.

"The 3D Classroom". Independent School Magazine. Summer, 2015.

Awards and Grants

Educator Award, 2015

National Conference for Women in Information Technology

The William H. Simon Faculty Enrichment Award in Science and the Humanities, 2015

The Baldwin School

Baldwin School Board of Trustees Faculty Award, 2014

Baldwin Benefits Grant for Curriculum Development, 2011

Other Work Experience

President                                                Emerging Technologies Consulting,

October 2008-May, 2010                                 Havertown, PA

Senior Instructional Technologist                        Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

January 2003-October 2008


Director, Summer Multimedia Institute,                 Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA



Ph.D., English/Composition and Rhetoric        

August 2007

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

M.A., English Literature

May 1999

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

B.A., English/Creative Writing

May 1990

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee