Raymond A. Lauk, Ph.D., MBA

Raymond A. Lauk, Ph.D., MBA

Raymond A. Lauk, Ph.D., MBA


  • BS, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ed.M. and MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research/Academic Interests

  • LGBTQ+ Superintendents
  • Politicalization of American School Boards


Dr. Lauk’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Lauk, R. A. (2022). When a paycheck isn’t enough: The impact of financial incentives for employee perfect attendance. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning.
  • Lauk, R. A. (2021, November). Attendance Payoffs, Perks, and Best Intentions. School Business Affairs, (31-35).
He has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
  • Lauk, R. A. (Forthcoming in 2023). Did you feel you needed to tell the board? Gay superintendents and school district leadership. In Tran, H. and Gaetane, J. M., Leadership in Turbulent Times: Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Education Workplace. Emerald Publishing.
  • Lauk, R. A. (2021). Child Care: The opportunity and solution for sustainability. In Coffin, S. V., Higher Education’s Looming Collapse: Using new ways of doing business and social justice to avoid bankruptcy (pp. 157-167). Rowman & Littlefield.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • American Educational Research Association


  • Critical Thinking Teaching Award, 2021