Lara Bronson, Ed.D.

Lara Bronson, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean/Chair, School of Education Associate Professor of Education Teacher Licensure Officer


Nazareth Hall, N3008
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113



Dr. Lara Bronson serves as the Assistant Dean/Chair at University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Associate Professor in the School of Education. She teaches undergraduate students in both the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs. She also teaches in Northwestern’s MAED program.


Courses she has taught at the University include Family School Relations, Language Arts Content and Teaching Strategies, Language Arts and Literature, Kindergarten Methods and the Primary Learner, and Organizational Models of the Field.


Other professional involvements include serving as the state licensing officer for the School of Education, supervising student teachers, advising Education majors, and leading student trips to Haiti.


Bronson received her Doctorate of Education from Bethel University, with her dissertation research focusing on family literacy.


Prior to coming to Northwestern, Bronson taught kindergarten in the Twin Cities. She is currently a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and serves as President of the Minnesota Kindergarten Association.


Her interests include scuba diving, reading, children’s literature, game nights, running & being outdoors, musical theatre, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.