Laurel Whisler is Assistant Director and Coordinator of Course Support Programs in Clemson University’s Westmoreland Academic Success Program. Previously, she was Coordinator of the Supplemental Instruction Program for five years. Laurel enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a librarian, serving in such capacities as reference and information literacy instruction, music librarian, and administrative roles in liberal arts colleges. Laurel’s passion is empowering lifelong learners, supporting self-directed learning, and developing leadership among undergraduate peer educators. She has given a number of regional, national, and international presentations about using communities of practice to develop leadership, build expertise, and foster reflection in Supplemental Instruction programs.