- M.A., Human Development, Washington State University
- B.A., Honors Program, Psychology and Youth Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
I have a strong interest in community and youth development by bridging applied and research based practices. I have extensive experience in project management, especially in longitudinal multifaceted research studies. My research interests include developing and evaluating prevention/intervention youth programs that focus on aggression (with an emphasis on relational aggression), school violence, and sports involvement.
- Booren, L. M., Downer, J. T., & Vitiello, V. E. (2012). Observations of children’s interactions with teachers, peers, and tasks across preschool classroom activity settings. Early Education and Development, 23(4), 517-538. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2010.548767
- Vitiello, V. E., Booren, L. M., & Downer, J. T. (2012). Variation in children’s interactions throughout a day in preschool: Do activity settings make a difference? Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27 (2), 210-220. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2011.08.005. Read: CASTL Research Brief.
- Booren, L. M., Handy, D. J., & Power, T. G. (2011). Examining perceptions of school safety strategies, school climate, and violence. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 9(2), 171-187. doi: 10.1177/1541204010374297 .
- Downer, J. T., Booren, L. M., Lima, O. K., Luckner, A. E., & Pianta, R. C. (2010). The Individualized Classroom Assessment Scoring System (inCLASS): Preliminary reliability and validity of a system for observing preschoolers’ competence in classroom interaction. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2009.08.004
- Booren, L. M., & Handy, D. J. (2009). Students’ perceptions of the importance of school safety strategies: An introduction to the IPSS Survey. Journal of School Violence, 8(3), 233-250. doi: 10.1080/15388220902910672