Laura Portolese Central Washington University
Laura Portolese (Doctorate, Argosy University) is the author or co-author of four books with FlatWorld (Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, and The Art of Supervision and Leadership). Laura also holds an MBA from City University. She teaches in the Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management, part of the Central Washington University’s College of Education and Professional Studies. Laura is a prolific researcher, with publications focused in the areas of curriculum development and best practices in online learning. She has a Master Online Teacher Certificate from Central Washington University and a certificate from Oregon State University in E-learning Instructional Design and Development. Before beginning her academic career, Laura worked for several organizations in management and operations. She is also an entrepreneur who has performed consulting work for companies such as Microsoft.