Professor of Psychology
Professor Laura Turiano is a Professor of Psychology. She is a Bridgeport native and a first-generation college graduate who holds both a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology, from Sacred Heart University. Professor Turiano teaches courses in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Multicultural Psychology. She is currently the Coordinator for the Center for Teaching at HCC and was the 2017 HCC recipient of the Connecticut Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award. Professor Turiano is certified in Effective College Instruction from the Association of College and University Educators, and the American Council on Education. She is also certified in iTeach Essentials from the Educational Technology Council of the Connecticut Community Colleges.
Prior to teaching full-time, Professor Turiano worked part-time at HCC in the Student Success division, advising and counseling at-risk students, and managing the Faculty Success Coaching Program. Her previous employment experience spans twenty years working with various social service agencies and educational institutions in the greater Bridgeport community.