Meet the Faculty and Staff

Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D.

Phone: (626) 815-5349

Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D., is chair and professor of APU’s Department of Higher Education, as well as scholar-in-residence of the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Azusa Pacific in 2002, Schreiner served as associate academic dean at Eastern University in the Philadelphia area. Since receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1982, she has taught psychology, chaired psychology departments, and participated in retention committees, curriculum committees, student life committees, and outcomes assessment efforts.

She is co-author of the Student Satisfaction Inventory, which is used on more than 1,600 college and university campuses in the U.S. and Canada. She is co-editor of the monograph Visible Solutions for Invisible Students: Helping Sophomores Succeed (University of South Carolina, 2000), and author of numerous grants, articles, and validity studies. Schreiner also serves as a senior fellow at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, where she co-directs the Comprehensive Assessment Project involving 65 colleges and universities. She has been project director for two grants from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) on first-year students and on affirming students’ strengths as a way of increasing retention.

A former associate with Noel-Levitz and a current senior research associate with The Gallup Organization, Schreiner has consulted with more than 100 colleges and universities on issues of retention, academic advising, student satisfaction, and effective teaching strategies.