Laurie Hazard Ed.D. – NACADA/RI 2016


Laurie Hazard, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Success & Professor of Psychology at Bryant University

Laurie is an award-winning expert on how students can make successful transitions from high school to college. She writes about student personality types and classroom success.

As Bryant University’s Assistant Dean for Student Success, Laurie has been designing curricula for first-year experience and study skills courses for over 25 years. She studies academic performance enhancement and those skills, habits, and dispositions that contribute to success and achievement.

Laurie is co-author of the book Foundations for Learning, 3rd Edition (2012, Prentice Hall), which is designed to help students make a successful transition to college by encouraging them to take responsibility for and claim their own education. Hazard’s textbook has been adopted by colleges and universities around the country. Richard J. Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at Harvard University, calls Hazard’s book “a winner for any college student” that is a “beautifully written joy to read.”

Laurie’s expert advice has been included in Seventeen Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Times Picayune, The San Diego Tribune, and Student Affairs Leader. Laurie has also been a guest columnist for the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else). Her articles offer concrete advice for parents of new college students.

For more information on Laure, please visit Laurie’s page here.

The book featured in this presentation,Your Freshman is Off to College: A Month-by-Month Guide to the First Year is available for sale on Amazon: