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Lauren Birney


School of Education

School of Education New York

  • @New York City


EdD , University of Southern California , Los Angeles, California , 1998
Educational Leadership, Administrative Leadership Credential

MA , Point Loma Nazarene University , San Diego, California , 1992
Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Single Subject Teaching Credential , Point Loma Nazarene University , San Diego, California , 1990
Biology, Supplemental: Chemistry, Physical Science, Physical Education, and CLAD Certification

Professional Study , St Clare's University , Oxford, England , 1988
Liberal Arts and Spanish

BA , University of San Diego , San Diego, California , 1987

Awards and Honors

  • Environmental Studies Pace University, 2013 - Pace Academy Faculty Scholar
  • School of Education, Pace University, 2010 - Nomination- Provost Review Committee
  • 2010 - Provost's Research Release Time – Primary Investigator
  • Graduate Women in Science, 2003 - Women Science Teacher of the Year
  • University of Southern California, 1998 - Delta Epsilon
  • University of Southern California, 1994 - Phi Delta Kappa
  • Point Loma Nazarene College, 1992 - Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society
  • University of San Diego, 1988 - Swimming Team Captain
  • University of San Diego, 1983 - Bishop Maher Catholic Leadership Scholarship
  • University of San Diego, 1983 - Collegiate Swimming Scholarship
  • University of San Diego, 1983 - Sigma Pi Little Sisters
  • University of San Diego, 1983 - Speakers Bureau Committee


  • - California Administrative Services Credential
  • - California Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • - California Single Subject Teaching Credential Life Science
  • - Language Development Specialist/CLAD Certification
  • - Supplemental Authorizations: Physical Science, Chemistry, Physical Education


Kline, R., DiMeglio, G., Mojica, E., Zapata, J. & Birney, L. (2017, April 7). 21st CCSC Northeastern Conference 2017. Visualization of Environmental Data for the Billion Oyster Project. Consortium for Computing Science Colleges, Albany, NY


Research areas of interest involve teacher retention, teacher credentialing, teacher qualification, and teacher characteristics. The relationship that exists between these factors is of significant interest. Issues related to academic achievement in secondary inner city public school settings including teacher assessment and training, educational professionalism, curriculum and instruction, and Secondary Science Education. Additional areas of interest exist in the implementation of educational restructuring efforts in Science and its relevance in secondary public education and its relevance to underrepresented students.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright: The STEM Collaboratory NYC® [Non-Provisional]
    United States


  • American Women in Science
  • Delta Epsilon
  • Graduate Women in Science
  • Italian Community Membership
  • National Education Association
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • San Diego Teachers Association
  • United States Masters Swimming Association
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