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Laurie A. Van Egeren

Assistant Provost for University-Community Partnerships
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

E-Mail: vanegere@msu.edu

Department Web page: /about/departments/apuoe

Laurie A. Van Egeren is Michigan State University's assistant provost for university-community partnerships. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and recently served as acting director of the Michigan State University Museum. Dr. Van Egeren conducts engaged research funded by NSF, NIH, state government, and foundations, including state evaluations of afterschool programs and child care consultation programs; early childhood science education; youth-driven spaces; parent programs for children diagnosed with autism; and programs to increase STEM college entry among African-American students. She is on the board of directors for the Engaged Scholarship Consortium and the steering committee for the National Association for Broader Impacts, and a member of the APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach. She has a master's in clinical child/family psychology and a PhD in developmental psychology from Michigan State University.

Research and professional Interests: 

  • Prevention and intervention research and evaluation
  • Early childhood science education
  • Out-of-school-time programming
  • Broader impacts
  • Science communication
  • Institutional engagement

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Recent Publications

Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L., & Bargerstock, B.A. (2018). Public research universities as engines for economic development and innovation. In A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R. J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds.), Re-envisioning the public research university: Tensions and demands. New York, NY: Routledge.

Bender, S. L., Carlson, J. S., Van Egeren, L. A., Brophy-Herb, H., & Kirk, R. (2017). Investigating parenting stress as a mediator between mental health consultation and children’s behavior. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 7(1), 72-85.

Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L. A., Bargerstock, B. A., & Zientek, R. (2016). Community engagement scholarship, research universities, and the scholarship of integration. In J. Sachs and L. Clark (Eds.), Learning through community engagement: Vision and practice in higher education. Singapore: Springer.

Wu, H-C., Van Egeren, L. A., & Weikart Center TACSS Team. (2016). Frequently asked questions about the Leading Indicators Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Gerde, H. K., Pierce, S. J., Lee, K., & Van Egeren, L. (2015). Early childhood educators' self-efficacy in science, math, and literacy instruction and science practice in the classroom. Manuscript in preparation for submission to Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

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Recent Reports

Wu, H.-C., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L., & MSU Evaluation Team. (2017, April). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2015-16 annual report. Michigan Department of Education.

Van Egeren, L. A. (2016, July). Head Start on Science Year 5 annual report. National Science Foundation.

Wu, H. J., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2016). Social-emotional learning in Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs linked to improved school behavior. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Wu, H. J., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L. V. & The MSU Evaluation Team (2016). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation 2014-2015 Annual Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. 

Van Egeren, L. A. (2015, January). Saturday class session evaluation report: Fall 2014. Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP).

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Recent Presentations

  • (April 2017)

    Broader impacts evaluation 101

    Van Egeren, L. A., Spencer, D., Risien, J., & Baker, J. (2017, April). Broader impacts evaluation 101. Panelist in workshop presented at the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Summit, Stevenson, WA.

  • (April 2017)

    Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence?

    Morris, B., Van Egeren, L. A., Lee, K.S., Schwarz, C., & Pierce, S. (2017, April 6-8). Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence? Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development conference, Austin, TX.

  • (April 2017)

    Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence?

    Morris, B., Van Egeren, L., Lee, K., Schwarz, C., & Pierce, S. J. (2017, April 6-8). Does Head Start on Science improve children’s reasoning about evidence? Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

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