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Ms. Lauren Bouchard

Graduate Assistant/Doctoral Student,
Concordia University Chicago

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Concordia University Chicago
CHICAGO, IL
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Ms. Lauren Bouchard


Graduate Assistant/Doctoral Student,
Concordia University Chicago

Bio

Hello! My name is Lauren. I'm a GERO doctoral student, avid researcher, and enthusiastic college level instructor. My current interests in social gerontology include resilience, religion/spirituality, mental health/family trauma, and LGBT elder relationships and advocacy. I also have a special emphasis in qualitative/mixed methods research, and I am hoping to apply this to gerontology and related fields.

Additionally, I teach introductory social science classes (psychology, sociology, and gerontology) and strive to develop learner-centered instructional techniques. My hope is to continue this effort in social sciences in online, hybrid, and in person formats. One of my major interests is open educational resources (OER), geragogy, and pedagogical approaches for diverse and non-traditional learners across the life course.

My passions include writing, public speaking, intergenerational dialogue, and good coffee. Please feel free to contact me for collaboration opportunities, good conversation, or independent bookstore recommendations!

Education

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois, United States
PhD
Gerontology
2018 To 2019
Advisor: Lydia Manning, PhD

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, United States
Master's of Science, 2016
Clinical-Counseling Psychology
2014 To 2016
Advisor: Margaret Nauta, PhD

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Bachelor's of Arts, 2013
Psychology
2009 To 2013

Job History

Flashpoint Chicago
Adjunct Professor of General Studies
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2019 - present

Alzheimer's Association
Care Consultant
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2017 - April 2018

Areas Of Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Caregiving: Caregiver Stress and Coping Strategies
  • Caregiving: Work Issues
  • Dementia
  • Disability
  • Education: Undergraduate/Graduate Students
  • Gerontology
  • Homosexuality/Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies
  • Intergenerational Relations: Intergenerational Programming
  • Mental Health Dysfunction: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
  • Mental Health Dysfunction: Stress/Coping
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Religion
  • Research
  • Work and Occupation

Discipline

  • Gerontology