Education

  • Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
    • Focus areas: Student learning, faculty learning, faculty development, learning outcomes and assessment models
    • Dissertation: Faculty Support Model for Improving Faculty Attitude Toward and Development of Learning Outcomes
  • M.Ed. School Administration, James Madison University
  • B.S. Liberal Arts/Special Education, Eastern Mennonite University

Professional Experience and Interests

  • Taught students with high incidence disabilities in special education and inclusive classrooms in rural, urban, and international settings.
  • Served as Middle School Administrator and Special Education Coordinator in international gateway city of Nairobi, Kenya for 12 years.
  • Current licensures (Virginia): Special Education—General Curriculum; K12 School Administration.
  • Served at the university level across a wide variety of contexts as Professor of Education, Co-Director of Honors program, advisor for Third Culture Individuals, Special Education program coordinator, Faculty Senator/President, and accreditation/assessment coordinator (NCATE).
  • Interests include the professional development of teachers/faculty, diverse learners, diversity-responsive teaching, and organizational development and learning.

Current Research

Lori is currently a Co-PI for an NSF-funded inter-departmental collaborative research study, Faculty-Led Institutional Transformation for Teaching Diverse Learners in STEM. Prior grant involvements and research include an earlier NSF award to assist in the development of several formative/summative assessment tools for collegiate student learning and studies in improving teacher education methodologies.

Program Involvement

General Curriculum (K-12) and other EXED programs

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