About Me (Bio)
Laurie Van Egeren, Ph.D., is the director of the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative and the co-director of the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement. Dr. Van Egeren conducts both program evaluations and basic research, and has worked on a number of evaluations for the State of Michigan. Among these are the 21st Century Community Learning Centers statewide evaluation, which is examining the effectiveness of after-school programming for students' academic achievement and socioemotional functioning, and the All Students Achieve Program - Parent Involvement in Education (ASAP-PIE) evaluation, which focused on improving parenting in order to encourage school readiness in children from birth to 5 years. Van Egeren also conducts evaluation in community and economic development, early childhood science education, technological capacity building and co-parenting and family relationships. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and a M.A. in child and family clinical psychology from Michigan State University.