Lauren Keroack


  • Master of Social Work; Master of Public Health – University of South Florida, 2016
  • Bachelor of Social Work; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of South Florida, 2011


I joined the Department of Psychology at Appalachian State University in Fall 2022. I work with undergraduate students in both an advising and teaching capacity (PSY 2200 Careers in Psychology). I also coordinate the undergraduate internship program and teach the internship course (PSY 4905 Fieldwork in Applied Psychology). Starting in 2009 I began working as an advisor for psychology students at the University of South Florida (first as a peer advisor, then as a full-time professional advisor). I also have worked with psychology and neuroscience students at the University of Colorado Boulder and science and pre-health students at the University of South Florida. Prior to joining App State, I coordinated clinical experiences for 3 rd year medical students at a medical school in Florida.

I also have worked as a social worker in the child welfare field, completed my undergraduate social work internship in a substance abuse treatment facility, and interned as a master’s level student at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. As an undergraduate student, I was heavily involved in research in social psychology. I even completed a paid, summer research internship funded by the National Science Foundation focused on the social aspects of hurricanes. I’ve done a little bit of everything and I’m always happy to share my experiences with students.

On a more personal note, I was born in Virginia but spent most of my life living in Florida. I grew up in a military family and lived in the Middle East for a few years when I was younger. I love spending time with my family, who mostly live in eastern North Carolina, and tending to my two cats, Basil and Dorian. I love to travel, hike, read, and generally just wander and explore. I am thrilled that my career path has brought me to where I am today: serving students at Appalachian and helping them on their journey toward graduation and beyond.

Title: Undergraduate Internship Coordinator; Lecturer
Department: Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8931

Office address
300-D Smith Wright