Laura Hahn has been the Director of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2013. With an academic background in language teaching and learning, her work has crisscrossed the fields of applied linguistics, instructional development, and program administration. Through AE3, she collaborates with faculty who want to explore, innovate, and work together to enhance teaching and learning in the College of Engineering. She is also co-authoring a book entitled, “Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories from Illinois,” to be published by the University of Illinois Press. Laura earned her BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois.