Lauren Hehmeyer is an engaging professional speaker, available to present a program or workshop to your group on environmental, literary, cultural, religious, and historical topics. Programs are thoughtful in nature, but presented with a light touch, and tailored to each particular group.
She has over thirty years speaking experience due to a long career in academia. Her talks connect the lives of the Great Thinkers to the way we live and make decisions in today’s world. Her graduate degrees are in library science, English Literature, and History. Publications include articles about classroom teaching techniques in Higher Education, and also literature, with a particular emphasis on the Transcendentalists.
Recently, she presented a paper on a nineteenth century artist, May Alcott Nieriker, at a conference in Paris, France. She is publishing a continuing education unit for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors using the Great Thinkers to teach stress reduction, the understanding of poverty, and acceptance of multiculturalism. She has received multiple grants from the National Endowments for the Humanities, which have included a five week stint at the East-West Center in Hawaii, studying Japanese culture and the Shinto religion. She has spent many pleasant weeks in Concord, Massachusetts, studying the American Transcendentalists in their native city.
A complete resume is available upon request.