Dr. Lauren Schellenberger Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Lauren Schellenberger is serving as Culver-Stockton College’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Schellenberger will help the College continue to excel in offering students a quality education at an affordable cost while also overseeing the co-curricular aspects of student life in providing our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community.


With proven experience and innovation in education, Dr. Schellenberger’s passion is to assist C-SC in meeting their goals of enhancing curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students of promise at Culver-Stockton College. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, the provost will work to create a unified vision and implement strategies to boost the entire student experience, aiding in retention, student success, student satisfaction and achievement of learning outcomes.


Schellenberger was named the College's first Provost in 2021. She most recently served as Dean of the College in addition to her role as Vice President for Academic Affairs. She joined the C-SC faculty in the fall of 2008 as an assistant professor of biology, earning tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2014, before becoming the chair of the Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences division.


Schellenberger received her bachelor’s degree in crop science-plant protection from the University of Illinois in 2001. She obtained her master’s degree in botany and plant pathology in 2003 and completed her doctorate in biology education in 2009, both from Purdue University.

Lauren Schellenberger

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the College as our first Provost and am especially excited to work with The Office of Student Life as we develop an even more unique and valuable student experience on "the Hill!"

– Dr. Lauren Schellenberger

Study Abroad and Local Experience

Since 2010, Schellenberger along with colleague Dr. Scott Giltner, has led more than 100 students in study abroad courses to Belize and Guatemala. She helped establish an ongoing relationship with a school in Belize and a children’s program in Guatemala. The students she accompanied have completed service projects at these locations and have raised funds for school supplies and scholarships.

Currently treasurer of the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, Schellenberger has spoken in Bogota, Colombia, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She served as a member of the Canton Branch of the American Association of University Women since 2009, at one time serving as Vice President. Schellenberger holds memberships in the Canton Area Arts Council, City of Canton Tree Board and is an active member of the community. She resides in Canton with her husband Steve and their two sons.