Lauren Saenz

Adjunct Lecturer in Education

Professor Saenz is interested in transformative theories of program evaluation, and the use of evaluation as a tool to improve students’ educational experiences and imagine meaningful social change.  Her research centers on democratic theory, evaluation, and policy, particularly in school and community-based organizations.  Her teaching focuses on critical methodology, the philosophical foundations and practice of program evaluation, and mixed methods educational research.


  • B.A., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado