Dr. Laurie Schreiner: Thriving in College
Dr. Laurie Schreiner is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in southern California, having spent 37 years in higher education as a psychology professor and associate academic dean after receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee.
An award-winning teacher and researcher, her most recent work on college student thriving has studied over 50,000 students from 150 universities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has led to numerous publications as well as the edited book entitled Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to Student Success. Schreiner is author of the Thriving Quotient, an instrument designed to assess the malleable intellectual, interpersonal, and psychological qualities associated with student success in college. Schreiner is also co-author of The Student Satisfaction Inventory, used on over 1,600 campuses across the U.S. and Canada.
Schreiner served as a senior research associate with The Gallup Organization and has conducted train-the-trainer workshops. She regularly conducts workshops for the Noel Strengths Academy at Azusa Pacific University, where they train higher education faculty and staff to design and implement a strengths-oriented approach to college and university programming.
Schreiner has also conducted significant research on the sophomore experience. She is co-author of Helping Sophomores Succeed (2010) and Investigating Sophomore Success (2015), as well as Sophomore Success: Making the Most of the Second Year of College (2018). And, in addition to her research on thriving college students, Schreiner also studies faculty thriving and has co-authored the Faculty Thriving Quotient.
She serves as co-editor-in-chief of Christian Higher Education, has served on the editorial board of About Campus, and has consulted with over 150 colleges and universities on issues of student success and thriving, the sophomore year experience, strengths-based education, retention, academic advising, student satisfaction, and effective teaching strategies.