LauraLaura Otto Headshot New Otto is the Chair and Associate Professor of English at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate blogging, creative writing and journalism courses. She spearheaded the development of the university’s Writing for New Media concentration and recently created a series of new media/blogging courses for that program.

Laura works as a professional writer and editor for various lifestyle magazines, business newspapers and other publications. During the summer months, she is the Art Director of Chicago Baseball magazine and website manager of www.ChicagoBaseballMag.com.

Laura earned an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University – Bloomington and dual BA degrees in English and Rhetoric from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.