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“ [Ms. Pate] helped me a lot this semester, not only with her class, but my other classes as well. Always showed interest in her students. ”
- LSSP Student Spring 2015

Staff: Laura M. Pate

Laura M. Pate

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Degree: B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in English from Mississippi State University; M.A. in English Literature from Mississippi State University.
Job: Coordinator of the Learning Skills Support Program; Instructor of various Learning Skills (LSK) classes;
Phone Number: 662.325.7228
Office Location: Allen Hall, 260B


What are you currently teaching?

  • Fundamentals of Achievement (LSK 1033)
  • Fundamentals of Success (LSK 1131)
  • Nine Habits to Student Success (LSK 4000) DIS
  • Workshop Leader: ACT, GRE, and GMAT

Professional Activities?

  • Member of Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honor Society
  • Former Member of the College of Education Research Committee

Conference Presentations?
Pate, L. (2016, September). “Retaining the Academically Distressed Student at Mississippi State University through the Learning Skills Support Program (LSSP).” National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), Tampa, FL.

Professional Publications?
Dill, Anna L, Cheryl A. Justice, Sue S. Minchew, Laura M. Pate, Chih-hsuan Wang, and Candace B. Weed. “The Use of the LASSI (The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) to Predict and Evaluate the Study Habits and Academic Performance of Students in a Learning Assistance Program.” Journal of College Reading and Learning 45.1 (2014): 20-32. Print.