Advisors for 2017-2018

Lynn Laufenberg

Lynn LaufenbergAssociate Professor of History
Pre-law Advisor

P | 434-381-6189
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O | Benedict Hall | Third Floor, 307

B.A., Classics | Northwestern University
M.A., European History | Cornell University
Ph.D., Medieval Europe | Cornell University

Barbara Watts

Barbara WattsDirector of Career Services
Pre-law Advisor

P | 434-381-6465
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O | Prothro Hall | Second Floor, 203

B.A., Geography; Minor in History | Virginia Tech
M.A.Ed., Student Personnel Services | Virginia Tech
Human Resources Management Certificate | George Mason University
M.T.S. | Wesley Theological Seminary

A native of Virginia Beach, Barb brings with her a variety of experiences in higher education, student affairs and human resources.

Before coming to Sweet Briar, Barb served for two years as the vice president of a small, independently owned home performance company, where she coordinated all aspects of business operations, including human resources, accounting, book keeping and customer relationship management. Prior to that, Barb worked for more than 12 years at Wesley Theological Seminary in a number of capacities, among them director of housing, director of International Student Services and director of human resources. While at Wesley, she coordinated the campus student employment program for the seminary and completed her master’s in theological studies with an emphasis in religion and the arts. In 2004, Watts participated in a short-term Fulbright program in Germany for international educators. She continues to provide cross-cultural communication training to high school students studying abroad with the Congress-Bundestag program. Watts was a resident director on Semester at Sea’s summer voyage to the South Pacific (1996) and world voyage (1997) and has served in various positions in residence life at the North Carolina School of the Arts, George Mason University and American University.

Watts came to Sweet Briar with a dedication to student affairs, a deep knowledge of human resources, and a desire to help students grow their experiential learning opportunities while in college.

She lives nearby in Monroe on her family’s 55-acre farm less than a mile from where her grandfather grew up. She enjoys traveling, reading, spending time outdoors, and has an art studio where she dabbles in all things creative.