Mary K. Laurents

Language, Literacy and Culture Program
Mary Laurents CV:

Education:

PhD. Candidate Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MA Historical Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Graduate study, Modern History, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
BS Computer Science, University of Maryland, University College

Summary of Experience:

Academic Work
Ms. Laurents’ MA thesis involved a study of the genesis of the Lost Generation cultural narrative in Britain during the First World War, and of the influence of that narrative on British culture and society in the interwar period. She has continued this investigation in her PhD work and has expanded this work along interdisciplinary lines.
Her current work involves the investigation of the socio-linguistic, sociological, and cultural mechanisms underlying and contributing to the development of the Lost Generation cultural narrative, as well as the propagation of the narrative through literature, historical writing, and various other media (including theatre and film) both during the war and in the interwar period. This investigation includes research into the establishment of an upper class collective identity in Britain and the linkage between that collective identity and the development of the Lost Generation narrative. The influence of this narrative on British culture and politics, as well as on British domestic and foreign policy throughout the remainder of the 20th century will also be included in this work.

Teaching and Training Experience
Ms. Laurents have extensive teaching and training experience. She has taught at the university level, including She is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of History at Stevenson University and in the History Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Classes taught at the university level include both World History and Western Civilization survey courses and special topics courses – including the History of the First World War.
She also has over 10 years of experience in designing and delivering training in proposal writing and management (covering proposals for grants and for competitive solicitations for both Government and commercial opportunities). This experience includes both single-day and multi-day classes targeted at and delivered to specific audiences (e.g. for Program/Project Managers, for Business Development personnel, and for a range of Subject Matter Experts) for a range of corporate and Federal clients.
For both university level and corporate teaching, she has designed course outlines and lecture schedules; designed, developed, and delivered lectures; and facilitated and led class discussions. She has designed and facilitated in-class exercises aimed at providing in-depth experiences for students and enabling student understanding of subject matter. She has selected and, where appropriate, developed class materials. She has designed in-class and take-home assignments and tests focused on evaluating student understanding of material and information delivered in classes, and has provided guidance to students in order to ensure understanding of class subjects and material. She has provided mentoring to students in both academic and corporate settings focused on enabling student success.

Corporate Experience
Ms. Laurents has extensive experience in proposal management for markets including federal, state, local, and commercial. She works with Capture and BD teams to develop winning strategies and has a history of delivering high quality, winning proposals. She has been responsible for managing large, cross-disciplinary teams against rigorous schedules and deadlines, for ensuring compliance with the demands of customer solicitations, and for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the submitted product.
As an experienced proposal writer Ms. Laurents has worked with technical/scientific Subject Matter Experts to create high quality proposals detailing complex technical solutions, and has led numerous successful proposal efforts with values exceeding $100M.