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Lauren Shure, PhD

Assistant Professor

PhD, Counselor Education with specialization in Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida
EdS, Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
MEd, Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida
BS, Psychology, University of Florida
lshure@barry.edu
305-899-3741

Lauren Shure joined the Counseling program in 2012. Dr. Shure holds a BS in Psychology, MSEd and EdS in Marriage and Family Counseling and PhD in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. Before joining Barry University's Counseling program, she planned and coordinated research and evaluation on the PBIS Indiana Project, a statewide network of culturally responsive positive behavior intervention and support programs (CR-PBIS) in K-12 schools. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and Indiana. Her professional interests include multicultural training and supervision, counselor positionality and issues of educational equity.

Selected Publications

  • Skiba, R. J., Shure, L., Williams, N. (2012). Racial and ethnic disproportionality in suspension and expulsion. In A. L. Noltemeyer C. S. Mcloughlin (Eds.), Disproportionality in Education and Special Education (pp. 89-118). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Goodman, R. D., & Shure, L. (2011). Use of Multicultural Supervision with School Counselors to Enhance Cultural Competence. Journal of School Counseling, 9(16). http://jsc.montana.edu/articles/v9n16.pdf
  • Skiba, R. J., Shure, L. A., Middelberg, L. V., & Baker, T. L. (2011). Reforming school discipline and reducing disproportionality in suspension and expulsion. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (2nd Ed.) (pp. 515-528). New York: Routledge.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Pringle, R., Adams, T., & Baratelli, A., Lewis, D., & Cholewa, B. (2010). School counselors’ positioning of African-American girls in low-resourced schools as math and science learners. Professional School Counseling, 13, 185-195.
  • Shure, L., West-Olatunji, C. & Goodman, R. (2009). The effects of experiential curriculum in counselor training to promote self awareness and community counseling skills. Graduate Research Journal http://grj.fp.expressacademic.org/
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Garrett, M., Conwill, W., & Torres, E. (2008). Rite of passage programs as effective tools for fostering resilience among low-income African American male adolescents. Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Education, 47, 131-143.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Pringle, R., Adams, T., Baratelli, A., Lewis, D., Milton, K., & Flesner, D. (2008). Increasing mathematics and science achievement among low-income, African American youth using strength-based interventions. International Journal of Learning, 15, 1-10.

Selected Presentations

  • Shure, L. (2012, July). Taking Pertinent Data and Transforming it into Instruction. Featured Panel Speaker at the National Council for Educating Black Children’s National Urban Leadership Training Institute (NULTI), Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Shure, L., Ritter, S., Azziz, R., Middelberg, L., Skiba, R., & Chung, C. (2012, April). Development of a Mixed Methods Approach to Describe and Measure Culturally-Responsive School Practices and Disparate Disciplinary Outcomes. Paper session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Middelberg, L., Shure, L., Skiba, R., &. Ritter, S. (2012, April). Student Perceptions of Culture and Discipline. Roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Bretano, M., Ormiston, H., & Shure, L. (2012, March). Enhancing Culturally Responsive Family Engagement Through PBIS Implementation. Invited presentation at the National Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Shure, L. & West-Olatunji, C. (2011, October). Educational equity and chronic underachievement and disproportionality among low-income African American students: A call to school counselor educators. Poster session to be presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Ritter, S., Shure, L., & Baker, T. (2011, September). Education (Preschool-12) Breakout Session. Invited Presenter at the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) 14th Annual Symposium, Hammond, Indiana.
  • Davis, E., Brubaker, M., Cholewa, B., Goodman, R., Shure, L., & Williams, C. (2011, October). Becoming a counselor educator in the new decade: Excelling in the student to scholar transition. Educational session to be presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Bretano, M., Ormiston, H., & Shure, L. (2011, March). PBIS Indiana: Applying Culturally Responsive Practice to Positive Behavior Supports. Educational session presented at the National Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Ormiston, H., Morrison, J., & Shure, L. (2010, October). School Counselors and PBIS-Indiana. Invited presentation at the Indiana School Counselor Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Goodman, R., & Lewis, D. (2010, March). Culture-centered research methodologies, researcher bias, and counselor efficacy. Poster presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Goodman, R., & Shure, L. (2009, October). School counselors as social justice advocates: Outcomes of a multicultural counseling supervision program to counter educational hegemony. Paper presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, San Diego, California.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Pringle, R., Adams, T, & Lewis, D. (2009, October). Adult positioning of low-income African American girls as mathematics and science learners. Readers theater performance presented at the Research on Women and Education (RWE) Annual Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Pringle, R., Adams, T, Archer-Banks, D., & Shure, L. (2009, June). What you don’t know can hurt them: Positioning of African American girls in mathematics and science education. Readers theater performance as an invited presentation at the National Education Association (NEA) Social Justice Summit on Women and Minorities, San Diego, CA.
  • Cholewa, B. & Shure, L. (2008, November). Lessons from South Africa: Incorporating dance and music into counseling practice. Session presented at the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Shure, L., West-Olatunji, C., & Lewis, D. (2008, October). How counselors position African American girls as math and science learners. Poster presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • West-Olatunji, C., Shure, L., Pringle, R., Adams, T., Baratelli, A., Lewis, D., Milton, K., & Flesner, D. (2008, June). Rite of passage programs as strength-based interventions to increase mathematics and science achievement among low-income, African American youth. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning (ICL) Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • West-Olatunji, C. A., Goodman, R. D., Cholewa, B., Davis, E., Majuta, A., Maxis, S., Mehta, S., Nobles, W., Sanders, T., Shannonhouse, L., Shure, L., Williams, K. (2008, April). Culture-centered disaster counseling outreach in southern Africa. Invited presentation at the Chi Sigma Iota Professional Development Day, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Shure, L., West-Olatunji, C. A., & Goodman, R. D. (2007, October). Experiential curriculum as part of counselor training to promote self-awareness and community counseling skills. Poster session presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

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