- Master of Musicology with an Emphasis in Ethnomusicology, The Florida State University
- Certificate in TESOL, The Florida State University
- Certificate in Distance Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Fulbright/Hays Scholar: Summer Japanese teaching program in the Japan Foundation, Urawa (Tokyo), Japan
Laurie Arizumi is a specialist in television and online format distance education and computer assisted science and language learning. Before coming to the MLC she worked in live via satellite broadcast Japanese language and culture with Alabama Public Television, as well as curriculum development for Integrated Science. Laurie's other interests include Koto, Taiko, Celtic Harp, Sweep Rowing and Aikido.