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Lauren Ronsse
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Lauren Ronsse


Lauren Ronsse

Lauren Ronsse, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Acoustics

Dr. Lauren Ronsse is an active educator and researcher in acoustics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering with a focus in Acoustics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she taught undergraduate engineering courses, conducted research in architectural acoustics, and received numerous awards, including an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She also has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas. Before coming to Columbia College Chicago, Dr. Ronsse worked at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, IL, where she investigated outdoor sound propagation from high-energy impulsive sources.

Dr. Ronsse joined the Audio Arts & Acoustics Department as a Lecturer in 2012, where she teaches a variety of acoustics courses including Architectural Acoustics, Acoustics of Performance Spaces, and Acoustical Testing. In 2013, she was promoted to Assistant Professor following a nation-wide search. Dr. Ronsse is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE), and ASHRAE. Her current areas of research interest include architectural acoustics, environmental acoustics, and green building acoustics. She has presented numerous papers at professional society meetings. Representative publications include:

  • Ronsse, L.M. and Wang, L.M. (2013). “Relationships between unoccupied classroom acoustical conditions and elementary student achievement measured in eastern Nebraska,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 13, 1480-1495.
  • Ronsse, L.M. and Wang, L.M. (2012). “Effects of room size and reverberation, receiver location, and source rotation on acoustical metrics related to source localization,” Acta Acustica united with Acustica 98, 768-775.
  • Valente, D., Ronsse, L.M., Pater, L. White, M.J., Serwy, R., Nykaza, E.T., Swearingen, M.E., and Albert, D.G. (2012). “Blast noise characteristics as a function of distance for temperate and desert climates,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 216-227.

Audio Arts & Acoustics Department
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Parkway, Suite 601
Chicago, IL 60605
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f 312-369-8427
email: lronsse@colum.edu