Laurie LePain Kopack received her B.A. in English in 2005 and her M.A. in English in 2010 from Marygrove College. She is currently the administrative assistant for the English and Modern Languages Department, as well as the dean of professional studies and the departments of business, computer information systems, and human resource management. She is also adjunct instructor of English, teaching composition courses. She serves on the Marygrove Alumni Board of Directors as secretary, and on the Staff Advisory Committe as chair of the Employee Recognition Committee. Her research interests include Native American literature.