Kathleen Lynne Lane is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and the Co-Director for the Center on Research and Learning.
She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in education from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lane served as a classroom teacher of general and special education students for five years and provided consultation, intervention, and staff development services to five schools districts in Southern California for two years as a Program Specialist. Dr. Lane’s research interests focus on school-based interventions (academic and behavioral) with students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), with an emphasis on systematic screenings to detect students with behavioral challenges at the earliest possible juncture. She has designed, implemented, and evaluated comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (CI3T) models of prevention in elementary, middle, and high school settings to (a) prevent the development of learning and behavior challenges and (b) respond to existing instances. While at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Lane served as the primary investigator of a state funded technical assistance grant, Project Support and Include (PSI). PSI provided professional development and technical assistance to schools in 17 counties, focusing on the design, implementation, and evaluation of CI3T models of prevention. Dr. Lane also served as the PI of other federally-funded projects including: Project WRITE, a Goal Area 2 Grant funded through the Institute for Educational Sciences, focusing on impact of writing interventions for students at risk for EBD who are also poor writers; an OSEP directed project studying positive behavior support at the high school level; and an OSEP field-initiated project studying prevention of EBD at the elementary level. She has expertise in school-based intervention and statistical analysis including multivariate analysis of longitudinal data sets. She is the co-editor of Remedial and Special Education and is an associate editor for Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. She also serves on several editorial boards including Exceptional Children, the Journal of Special Education, and Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Dr. Lane has co-authored five books and published 125 refereed journal articles and 23 book chapters.