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Special education professor wins leadership award

Thursday, March 26, 2015

LAWRENCE — Kathleen Lane, associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award, granted by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD).    

This award honors outstanding leadership in the field of behavioral disorders and significant contributions and effect on the field. Contributions in the area's research; leadership in state, regional or national organizations; leadership in teacher education or practitioner preparation; and state and national policy development and implementation are substantial and recognized by the recipient's peers. Outstanding Leadership Award recipients will be recognized during the annual CCBD membership meeting session April 9 in San Diego. 

“I really appreciate the opportunity to work as a faculty member at the University of Kansas,” Lane said. “I am truly thankful for the many wonderful colleagues, district partners and students I have learned from over my career.”

The Department of Special Education is housed in the School of Education, a nationally ranked school preparing educators and health/sport/exercise professionals as leaders.

10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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