Woodstock Institute Welcomes Lauren Nolan as New Director of Research

Written by Dory Rand on July 12, 2017 - 1:04pm
In May, Lauren Nolan joined the Woodstock Institute as our Director of Research.
Lauren will lead Woodstock’s applied research work, providing the empirical grounding for its policy and advocacy initiatives. Lauren brings a wealth of research experience in community and economic development with expertise in research methods, data analysis, and policy analysis. Prior to joining the Woodstock Institute, Lauren served as a researcher and economic development planner at the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement—a research and technical assistance center housed in the College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has also taught Policy Analysis Methods at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lauren holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. Lauren is a certified planner and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.