Dr. Lauren D. Eisler is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Eisler was the Inter-Faculty Associate Dean: Academic Development where she oversaw the development of both the BA Honours in Policing and the Master of Public Safely programs for the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. She continues to oversee program development in the Faculty and supports the development of both non-credit and credit offerings in the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being.
Dr. Eisler holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan where her focus was the Sociology of Law and Criminology. She began her career at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004 as one of the first four professors (and the only female) hired into the new criminology program beginning that year. Her areas of research include youth crime and justice, and criminological theory. Dr. Eisler has conducted research and produced technical reports for a number of organizations and ministries including the City of Brantford, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the Saskatchewan Department of Justice, and the Committee on Family Planning to the Saskatchewan Minister of Health.