Laura Buckner : Instructor and Internship Coordinator

"I am Laura Buckner, the main lecturer at JAMK Summer School, Industrial Business."

Current Role or Position

Instructor and Internship Coordinator, Department of Management and Marketing, Middle Tennessee State University. Responsible for over 100 students, three courses, numerous special events and business partnerships each semester. Additionally, she teaches the Professional Sales course, and coaches the MTSU sales team.

Trainer Certification

Dale Carnegie Immersion Course 
Dale Carnegie Core Competency Training

Corporate Training Experience

Ms. Buckner has participated in and facilitated sales and leadership training for numerous business organizations, including a video production company, a staffing/human resources organization and various manufacturing companies.

Industry Experience

Ms. Buckner has been involved in higher education at Middle Tennessee State University for the last 12 years. She teaches through experiential learning models, using business partnerships to facilitate student learning. She has been involved with various extracurricular student organizations and has coordinated many special events to bring together students and businesses.
In the recent past, Ms. Buckner served on the Board of Directors for Feed America First, a hunger relief agency.
Prior to coming to MTSU, she worked in the staffing/human resources industry as a senior market manager, leading a team and managing sales in large metropolitan markets. 

Client Experience 

Ms. Buckner has worked with companies in the manufacturing, insurance, banking, staffing, retail and hospitality industries. Additionally, she has professional and consulting experience in the non-profit sector.

Language Fluency



M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
B.S. in Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University