Laura Banducci is an Associate Professor in the College of the Humanities. Since starting at Carleton in 2013, she has taught introductory and advanced Latin, large survey courses for majors and non-majors in ancient civilization, thematic courses on ancient food and upper-level seminars focused on archaeology.
While her passion is classical archaeology, Laura has expressed that her experiences with students majoring in other disciplines or coming to Carleton as mature students with minimal knowledge in Classics often make for the most rewarding interactions. Her teaching incorporates multi-media both in lectures and written assignments to help students practice the skills of research, writing, and critical analysis.
Laura was the chosen recipient for the 2018 New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for her commitment to engage students’ imaginations and creativity in all of her courses.