Dr. Lauren Kaiser

Associate Professor, School Psychology Coordinator, Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Lauren Kaiser

Contact Information


Office: Susan P. Luek Hall 226B
Phone: 717-871-7274

Office Hours

M: 2:00-5:00 PM
T: 2:30-3:00 PM
R: 2:30-4:30 PM
Comments: Other office hours by appointment; Zoom Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/7178717274

Dr. Kaiser is a nationally certified school psychologist who received her undergraduate and graduate training from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has a Ph.D. and an M.A. AGS in School Psychology, and a B.S. in elementary education.

She is currently serving as the Assistant Department Chair for the Psychology Department, Program Coordinator for the School Psychology Graduate Program, and the Committee Chair for the College of Education and Human Services Curriculum Committee. Dr. Kaiser teaches both undergraduate-level psychology and graduate-level school psychology courses:


  • PSYC 100 – Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 227 – Child and Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 346 - Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PSYC 600 – Professional Seminar in School Psychology
  • PSYC 646 – Consultation
  • PSYC 672 – Psychological Assessment II
  • PSYC 685 - Practicum in School Psychology
  • PSYC 686 - Internship in School Psychology

During her initial three years at Millersville, Dr. Kaiser was recognized in the Center for Academic Excellence’s Innovative Practices Spotlight and received the 2019-2020 Advisor of the Year Award. She is the founding advisor of the new Student Affiliates of School Psychology at Millersville (SASP MU) graduate student organization, which won the 2019-2020 Outstanding New Student Organization Award and the 2020-2021 EPPIIC Values Award.

Dr. Kaiser is an active executive board member in the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP), Maryland School Psychologists’ Association (MSPA), and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association School Psychology Board (PPA). She is a lead editor for the ASPP InSight professional newsletter and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. Dr. Kaiser is an invited chapter author for an upcoming book titled Desk Reference for School Psychology and has been an invited speaker in three national conference panels. She regularly presents workshops and symposia at the annual National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Convention and presented as the Joseph French Distinguished Lecture at the Fall 2020 ASPP Convention. Dr. Kaiser has four articles published, and one in press, in leading refereed journals in her field.

Prior to coming to Millersville, Dr. Kaiser worked in a variety of professional capacities within urban, suburban, and rural schools over the past 20-years, across eight states. She served as an elementary school teacher; school psychologist; approved trainer and consultant of Instructional Consultation Teams; district-level coordinated early interventions specialist; school coach within the Double Check and Bullying Classroom Check-Up programs, and Coping Power-Early Adolescent Program clinician. She previously taught graduate level courses in academic and behavioral assessment and intervention at the University of Maryland, College Park, and undergraduate courses in introduction to psychology, human development, and behavioral approaches to change at Stevenson University.

Her teaching and research interests are school consultation, teacher coaching, academic and behavioral assessment, evidence-based interventions, and implementation science to help promote safe, supportive, equitable, and instructionally matched school environments for all students.

A sampling of her recent work and achievements can be found in Dr. Kaiser's Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae.

Recent Publications 

Newman, D., Gerrard, M. K., Villarreal, J. N. Kaiser, L. (2021). Deliberate practice of consultation microskills: An evaluation of training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/tep0000368

Pas, E. T., Kaiser, L., Rabinowitz, J., Lochman, J. E., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Patterns of student attendance for group counseling and the influence of student, group, and clinician factors. Journal of Applied School Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2020.1714860

Vu, P., Bruckman Shanahan, K., Koehler, J., Rosenfield, S., Gravois, T., Berger, J., Vaganek, M., Kaiser, L., Nelson, D., & Gottfredson, G. (2013). Experimental evaluation of the effects of Instructional Consultation Teams on teacher beliefs and practices. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 1, 67-81.

Kaiser, L.T., Rosenfield, S., & Gravois, T.A. (2009). Teachers’ perception of satisfaction, skill development, and skill application after instructional consultation services. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42, 444-457.

Dr. Kaiser's Research Gate Page