Dr. Lauren Brengarth is an assistant teaching professor in the Professional EDGE program at the Trulaske College of Business. Her research and teaching focus on strategic communication, social media, ethics and leadership. Lauren previously taught at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she was a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative fellow and managed the organizational and strategic communication track in the Communication Department.
In addition to research and teaching, Lauren brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the classroom, including nonprofit and healthcare consulting, nonprofit management, agency work and university advancement. Lauren also spent four years working in the KOMU newsroom as a reporter/anchor/producer.
Lauren attended the University of Missouri where she earned her Bachelor of Journalism in broadcast news and Master of Arts in media management at the School of Journalism. She received her Ph.D. in mass communication from the MU Communications Department.