Lanett Jauss

Assistant Professor of Education; Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Jauss came to HLGU in 2017 after having taught for several decades in secondary schools—both private and public.  In addition to having an earned doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri, she also holds a master’s degree in biology from Indiana University.  She has extensive experience teaching college-level courses in biology, microbiology, and other areas through UMKC’s dual-credit program.

Dr. Jauss says that teaching students in grades K-12 has been her life’s work, but after earning her Ph.D., she feels that God has led her to HLGU as the next step in her educational journey so she can use her experience and skills to help college students on their path to teaching. Dr. Jauss has taught a number of different subjects to all grade levels but primarily focuses on the sciences.

When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, and says that “working in God’s earth and watching Him grow beautiful flowers and trees is second on the list of time well spent.”

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Science Education, University of Missouri, 2008
  • Educational Specialist, University of Missouri, 2000
  • Master of Arts in Biology, Indiana University, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science in Education K-12, Concordia University, 1980


  • Missouri State Teachers Association