Lauren Renkert

Degree: PhD, University of Tennessee


  • BSW, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 
  • MSW, Barry University, North Miami, Florida 
  • PhD, Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), NC, 1994-present 

Areas of Interest:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Mental Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Fathering

Biography: Lauren Renkert teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily related to social work practice. She has extensive clinical practice experience working with children, adults, and families in public and private agencies. She has worked with diverse populations, including the elderly, people of ethnic minorities, gay and lesbian individuals, and those with developmental disabilities. Dr. Renkert has provided clinical supervision and consultation for many professionals and students in various social service agencies.

Current and past projects include the NC Methamphetamine Initiative/ASU Partnership for Treatment Program Development and Evaluation and work with ASU's Institute for Health and Human Services to promote interagency and interdisciplinary clinical services for children, adults, and families in the region. Dr. Renkert has also been involved in the development and implementation of the Watauga High School Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center and the growing Carolinas Network for School Mental Health.

Selected Publications:

Title: Associate Professor, Department Chair
Department: Department of Social Work

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7907

Fax: (828) 262-8066

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