Lauren Mangus

Lauren  Mangus
Assistant Professor (Clinical) - Educational Psychology
345 Education Bldg.

Office Hours: By appointment.


  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Wayne State University)
  • School Psychology Certificate- State of Michigan
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • Limited License in Psychology (LLP)- State of Michigan
  • Infant Mental Health Certificate (Wayne State University
  • M.A. (Ed.S. Equivalent) School and Community Psychology NASP-Approved (Wayne State University)
  • B.S. Psychology major; Art minor (Wayne State University)



Lauren Mangus grew up in the metro-Detroit area and has a long-standing history at Wayne State University. Having attended and been involved with the university since 1998, she has a deep love for the city. Lauren is incredibly passionate about school psychology—it is an amazing profession. She truly enjoys being a part of the School and Community Psychology program at Wayne State University and really enjoys helping all students thrive.


  •  Internship and Practicum Coordinator/Supervisor
  •  Assist with School and Community Psychology program

Academic Interests

  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Systems-level Change and Consultation
  • Self-Efficacy and Motivation
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Risk and Protective Factors in Youth
  • School Climate
  • School Connectedness
  • Early Prevention and Intervention
  • School-Based Consultation

Area Of Expertise

  • School & Community Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Data-based Decision Making

Courses Taught

  • School-based Practicum Supervision (EDP 8330)
  • Clinical Internship Supervision (EDP 8320)
  • School-based Internship Supervision (EDP 8360)
  • Academic Assessment (EDP 7563)
  • School-based Consultation and Intervention (EDP 7260)

Community Engagement Activities

  • Full-time School Psychologist in the metro-Detroit area
  • Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP) board member
  • Oakland County School Psychology Community of Practice member
  • Oakland County Specific Learning Disability Stakeholders member
  • Oakland County New School Psychologist Outreach participant