Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement

Laurie A. Van Egeren

Laurie A. Van Egeren

Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies


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 MSU representative to the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and is on the steering committee for the National Alliance 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 Ph.D. 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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