Laura Herron

  • Associate Dean for Academic Standing
  • Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies


  • BA, Kent State University, 2005
  • MA, Kent State University, 2007
  • PhD, Ohio State University, 2014


Laura Herron is a historian of modern Europe and European imperialism with specialization in 19th-20th-century European Jewish history. Her courses focus on Jewish communal life in Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

Herron is also associate dean for academic standing. In this role, she serves as both an academic adviser and an advocate for student success. In the Academic Advising Resource Center (AARC), she manages the Academic Advancement Program, which enables students to partner with advisors in developing detailed plans for realizing their academic goals.

Fall 2024

Antisemitism in European History and Literature — HIST 291
Anti-Semitism in European History and Literature — JWST 291

Spring 2025

History of the Holocaust — HIST 274
History of the Holocaust — JWST 274


Jewish Studies Program Experiences Renewal

August 26, 2019

New faculty members and new programming offer students a robust experience in the study of Jewish history, culture, religious tradition, and literature.