Saint Louis University

Arend

Assistant Professor
Educational Studies

3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall 112
Phone: (314) 977-7113
E-Mail: rayle@slu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio
Lauren Arend earned her B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. Before pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, Lauren worked with young children and teachers of young children at the International Child Resource Institute in Berkeley, California. Lauren's research focuses on early childhood leadership, particularly how early childhood directors develop a leadership practice.

Beyond young children, Lauren's teaching interests include research methods and program evaluation. She has worked as an independent program evaluator for non-profit programs including summer reading programs, arts integration programs, and youth leadership programs.

Teaching Areas
Action Research
Research Methods
Introductory Statistics
School and Community
Early Childhood Education

Research Interests
Summer Learning
Program Evaluation
International Students
Early Childhood Leadership

Presentations and Publications
Rogers, M. & Arend, L. (February, 2014). Crunching numbers and a story in pictures: Ways of knowing and "program success". Paper and poster presented for the American Camp Association National Conference, Orlando.

Arend, L. (January, 2014). Reading and writing at boys' camp: Lessons for schools and camps. Poster presented for the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Biennial Research Symposium in Martinsville, IN.
Arend, L. (February, 2013). Reading at camp: Outcomes of a summer reading program at Sherwood Forest Camp. Paper and poster presented for the American Camp Association National Conference, Dallas.

Rogers, M. & Arend, L. (February 2013). Reading and summer learning loss: One camp's response to this issue. Panel presentation for the American Camp Association National Conference, Dallas.

Arend, L. (February, 2012). A utilization-focused evaluation of a pilot reading program at Sherwood Forest Camp. Paper and poster presented for the American Camp Association National Conference, Atlanta.

Rogers, M., Garst, B., Arend, L., Nowak, T., & Meals, A. (February 2012). Developing a camp-based reading program: Ideas, strategies, and resources. Panel presentation for the American Camp Association National Conference, Atlanta.

Arend, L. (October, 2010). Filling the void: A call for educational administration specific to early
childhood leaders. Paper presented for University Council for Educational Administration, New Orleans.

Arend, L. (April, 2010). The Current State of Early Childhood Education: How ECE Directors Manage their Human Resources. Poster presented for the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, Columbia, MO.

Arend, L. (April, 2010). The Current State of Early Childhood Education: How ECE Directors Manage their Human Resources. Poster presented for the Saint Louis University Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis.

Arend, L. (April, 2009). How ECE Directors Manage the Human Resources in their Centers: Pilot Test Findings. Poster presented for the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, Columbia, MO.

Diuguid, D., Pousson, M., Eddens, K., Ray, L. (April, 2008). Saint Louis University International Students' Perception and Utilization of Campus Health and Academic Services: A Needs Assessment
Poster presented for Saint Louis University Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis.

Bey, A., Bussey, L., & Ray, L. (May 2007). How do we know what good school leadership is?: An investigation of epistemology, ontology, and critical theory. Presentation to the Educational Leadership Faculty.

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Publications

Arend, L. & Rogers, M. (2013). The perfect place to read: Encouraging the love of reading at camp. Camping Magazine, 86 (2), 40-45.

Arend, L. & Buckner, E.B. (2012). Perspectives worth sharing: Reading and writing at camp. CompassPoint, 22 (4), 20-22.

 

Professional Service
President's Research Fund, Saint Louis University
Proposal Reviewer, 2012-present

Beaumont Faculty Development Fund, Saint Louis University
Proposal Reviewer, 2012-present

SLU-sponsored Charter School Site Visit Evaluation Team, Saint Louis University
Evaluation team member for Grand Center Arts Academy and City Garden Montessori evaluations, 2012

Professional Development School Partnership Report
Analyzed and reported data related to partnership between Department of Education and Hodgen Elementary School, 2013

Downtown Children's Center, Saint Louis University
Board Member, 2012 - present

American Camp Association Research Column
Peer reviewer