Lauren Ruffin is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Fine Arts and Social Science Division. Prior to joining Mott Community College, Lauren worked in the clinical realm as a mental health therapist. Her years of clinical experience include working with multiple populations, ranging from children to elderly adults. She did behavioral therapy with children who had developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and then she moved on to conducting individual and group therapy sessions with adolescents who had been expelled from the public school system. Lauren has also worked with the adult population, ranging from individuals who simply felt "stuck," to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Lauren also started her educational journey at a community college, and she loved it! A native of Kansas City, MO, Lauren graduated from Blue River Community College with an Associate's Degree. She then transferred to a small, private university (Avila University) where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Research, as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology.
Lauren teaches classes in General Psychology (Psyc-281), Child Psychology (PSYC-285), Abnormal Psychology (Psyc-286), and Human Development (Psyc-291).