Laurie Frances (Sparrow) Alden

Laurie Frances (Sparrow) Alden

Staff Representatitve to the Board, Precepting Professor, Hestia of the Hearth, Signum Advisor

Sparrow is a preceptor and student advisor at Signum University. She also manages the Community Hearth and represents the Signum staff on the Board.

Sparrow was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1986 with a BA in English Literature and Psychology and from Signum University in 2015 with an MA in Language and Literature. She is co-owner/builder of a straw bale cabin in the New Hampshire woods with her wife Grace and their teen children; she is an adjunct professor of English at the River Valley Community College and has been a credentialed religious educator for the past twenty years.

As an independent scholar, Sparrow takes a digital humanities perspective into the works of J. R. R. Tolkien through her blog, Words That You Were Saying. As an amateur writer, she delves into poetic meditations and prose fantasy narratives. As a professional religious educator, she is the author of a good handful of children’s curricula on Earth-Centered spirituality.


IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Mythgard Movie Club: A Wrinkle in TimeFull DayMarch 29, 2018
Faculty Chat with Dimitra Fimi1 HoursOctober 16, 2017


IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITA 5303The Potter Saga12 WeeksJanuary 15, 2018
LITA 5308Celtic Myth in Children’s Fantasy12 WeeksMay 8, 2017