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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. (2017). The state funded global university: Providing research and education infrastructure to support state initiatives in the global 21st century economy. In A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R. J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds.), Re-envisioning the public research university: Tensions and demands. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

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.

Kintner, E. K., Cook, G., Marti, C. N., Allen, A., Stoddard, D., Harmon, P., Gomes, M., Meeder, L., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2015). Effectiveness of a school- and community-based academic asthma health education program on use of effective asthma self-care behaviors in older school-age students. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20(1), 62-75.

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Recent Reports

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).

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

Van Egeren, L. A. (2015, June). Head Start on Science Year 4 annual report. National Science Foundation.

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Recent Presentations

  • (October 2016)

    Social-emotional learning in afterschool programs linked to improved school behaviors

    Wu, H.-C. & Van Egeren , L. A.

    Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Recreation and Park Association Conference

    St. Louis, Missouri

  • (June 2016)

    Cluster-randomized trial of the efficacy of early childhood science education with low-income children

    Gerde, H., Schwarz, C., Van Egeren, L. A., Pierce, S., Brophy-Herb, Lownds, N., Stoddard, D.

    Poster presented at the Discovery Research K-12 PI Meeting

    Washington, D.C.

  • (May 2016)

    Bayesian multilevel factor analysis of the Emotion Regulation Checklist: Examining cross-level and longitudinal measurement invariance

    Pierce, S. J., Lee, K., Brophy-Herb, H., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Paper presented at the Modern Modeling Methods Conference

    Storrs, Connecticut

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