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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.
Presentations and Publications
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Beaumont Faculty Development Fund, Saint Louis University
Professional Development School Partnership Report
Downtown Children's Center, Saint Louis University