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Lauren Molloy Elreda

Research Assistant Professor of Education
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 224
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University - University Park, 2012
M.S., Pennsylvania State University - University Park, 2009
B.A., University of Virginia, 2006

Lauren Molloy Elreda, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in Youth-Nex, interested in understanding, evaluating, and improving educational and intervention settings for youth.  She is particularly interested in applying advanced methodologies, such as social network analysis, to better understand social dynamics and relationships within these settings and how to improve them.  Lauren received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 2012, where her work focused on how interpersonal relationships at the dyadic, group, and broader peer network level contribute to individual development.  Her current work at UVA includes several projects focused on how classroom peer interactions and relationships, classroom-level linguistic and ethnic diversity, and teacher attitudes and practices together to contribute to classroom functioning and students' academic development and well-being.

Reducing Inequalities Through Student Networks: Social
Source: William T. Grant Foundation
December 01, 2016 – December 31, 2022
EDHS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.