Saint Louis University

School of Education Faculty

Lauren Arend, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Educational Studies

3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall 015
Phone: (314) 977-7113

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

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