Lori Leaman

Lori Leaman

Office Phone: (540) 432-4145

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 212

Assoc Professor of Special Ed

Education Dept

Associate Professor

MA in Education, Harrisonburg

Lori Hostetler Leaman, Associate Professor in Teacher Education. Lori earned a BS in Special Education with a minor in psychology from Eastern Mennonite University, a Master of Education in Secondary School Administration from James Madison University, and an Ed D in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University with an emphasis on faculty and student learning. Lori has 14 years of teaching and school administration experience in rural, urban, and international settings. Lori served as a teacher and then as Middle School Principal for 11 years in Nairobi, Kenya at Rosslyn Academy, an international Christian school with at least 32 ethnicities and a diversity of world religions. Lori’s scholarly research interests and publications include differentiation of instruction for diverse learning and cultural needs, co-teaching, teacher/professor efficacy, formative assessment, and the distinctive characteristics of an Anabaptist pedagogy. In addition, she is also involved in an inter-departmental collaborative research study with EMU’s chemistry and biology departments funded by an NSF grant, to assist in the development of several assessment tools for collegiate student learning. She has numerous professional presentations and holds membership in the Council for Exceptional Children, National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Lori serves as the Coordinator of Special Education, Waynesboro M.A. Education Cohort Administrator, and as Assessment Coordinator for the department. Lori thoroughly enjoys her interactions with students and “assisting students and teachers in discovering and strengthening their gifts and faith for serving Christ in this increasingly interconnected world.”

Education

Ed. D., Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

  • Selected Areas of Focus: Student learning, Adult Learning Theory, Faculty Learning, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Models.
  • Dissertation: A Faculty Support Model for Improving Faculty Attitude Toward and Development of Learning Outcomes.

M.Ed., School Administration, James Madison University

B.S., Special Education, Eastern Mennonite University

Publications

Leaman, L., & Flanagan, T. (2013). Authentic role-playing as situated learning: A self-study for reframing teacher education methodology for higher order thinking. Studying Teacher Education: A Journal of Self-study of Teacher Education Practices, 9, 45-61. doi: 10.1080/17425964.2013.771573

Kishbaugh, T., Cessna, S., Horst, S., Leaman, L., Flanagan, T., Graber Neufeld, Siderhurst, M. (2012). Measuring beyond content: A rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 13 (3), 268 – 276. doi: 10.1039/C2RP00023G

Kishbaugh, T., Cessna, S., Horst, S., Leaman, L., Flanagan, T., Graber Neufeld, Siderhurst, M. (2012). Competency Rubric Bank for the Sciences (CRBS). Licensed work under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike. Project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF 0837578).

Maynard, K.L., Flanagan, T.M., & Leaman, L.H. (2011, February). Effective co-teaching in higher education: A model for pre-service general and special education methods courses. Poster presented at the Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Radford, VA. Abstract retrieved from http://www.cider.vt.edu/
conference/proceedings1.html

Van Acker, R., & Leaman, L.H. (2010). A conversation about better serving students with emotional disabilities. In I. Walker-Bolton, R. A. Gable, S.W. Tonelson, P. Woolard, & M.K. Gable (Eds.), Better Serving Students with Emotional Disabilities (pp. 46-51). Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

Leaman, L. (2009). Faculty support model for improving faculty attitude and development of learning outcomes. Dissertation Abstract International, 70(5). (UMI No. AAT 3358381)

Leaman, L. (2008, November). Uncluttering the call: How to get connected with our young adults. The Mennonite 11_(22), 12-13.

Leaman, L., Milliken, L., & Santos, K. (2006). A Reference Guide for Observing and Assessing Student Teachers: Special Education. Harrisonburg, VA: MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education.

Leaman, L. (2005). Eastern Mennonite University Unit Assessment System Policy Manual. Harrisonburg, VA: Eastern Mennonite University.

Leaman, L. (1990). A case study. In D.D. Steiner, J.J. Peifer, & R. Pianta (Eds.), Teaching the at-risk student. ERIC database (ED327365). Harrisonburg, VA: Commonwealth Center for Education of Teachers and Eastern Mennonite University.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
  • Leaman, L.H. (2014, February). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Responsive Teaching for the Classroom (Invited). Mennonite Educators Conference, National Conference Center, Landsdowne, VA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2014, February). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Priming techniques, visuals, and work systems. (Invited).Mennonite Educators Conference, National Conference Center, Landsdowne, VA.
  • Leaman, L.H., & Mullet, J.H. (2013, March 18). Restorative Discipline: From getting even to getting whole. ASCD 68th annual conference, Chicago,IL.
  • Leaman, L.H., & Mullet, J.H. (2013, February 20). Truth Lies in Plural. Invited University Colloquia Lecture Series. Harrisonburg, VA: Eastern Mennonite University.
  • Cessna, S., & Leaman, L.H. (2012, August 22). Promoting learning through authentic and relevant research experiences in environmental monitoring and remediation across ten chemistry and biology courses. Invited oral presentation to the 244th Biannual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2012, February). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Responsive teaching for the elementary classroom. Teaching That Transforms: Mennonite Educators Conference, National Conference Center, Landsdowne, VA.
  • Flanagan, T.M., & Leaman, L.H. (2011, March). Tiering in Tier 1: A model of tiered instruction for pre-service teachers. Educating 21st Century Learners, Failure is not an Option: Concurrent Session I. VACTE and Virginia Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference.
  • Maynard, K.L., Flanagan, T.M., & Leaman, L.H. (2011, February). Effective co-teaching in higher education: A model for pre-service general and special education methods courses.Poster session presented at the Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Radford, VA.
  • Cessna, S., Flanagan, T., Horst, J., & Leaman, L. (2010, September). Cross-disciplinary collaboration on rubric development. Presentation at Virginia Educational Research Association: Assessment and Accountability in Curriculum Projects. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Cessna, S., Flanagan, T., Horst, J., Kishbaugh, T., Leaman, L., Nuefeld, D. G., & Siderhurst, M. (2010, August). Collaborating for interdisciplinary learning. Presentation at the University Fall Conference, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L., Flanagan, T., & Maynard, K.L. (2010, March 17). Effective differentiation in the elementary classroom: Models for teacher candidates. Education for the 21st Century: Concurrent Session II. VACTE and Virginia Association of Teacher Educators Spring 2010 Conference. Sweet Briar College, Sweetbriar, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2009, August 12-13). Differentiated instruction and assessment. Faculty Development Conference for Central Christian School, Orrville, OH.
  • Leaman, L., & Maynard, K. (2009, March). Admissions decisions and 504 plans for private schools. Presentation at the Mennonite Schools Council Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L., & Hedrick, J. (2009, March). Preparing students with exceptionalities for transition beyond high school. Presentation at the Mennonite Schools Council Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L., & Maynard, K. (2009, March). Co-teaching and working with the general educator: A plan for special educators. Presentation at the Mennonite Schools Council Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2008, August 13-14). Renewing Community: Teaming in Education. Fall Faculty Conference, Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2008, February). Culturally responsible teaching. Presentation at the Mennonite Educators Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Leaman, L. (2008, February). Differentiated learning: Meeting diverse needs. Presentation at the Mennonite Educators Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • University Presenter, Annual Meeting of Special Education Personnel Preparation and the Virginia Department of Education (November 2006).
  • Invited Forum Facilitator, Virginia Department of Education Teacher Quality Forum, Richmond, VA (2005).
Other Presentations
  • Leaman, L.H. (October 31, 2013). Curriculum Mapping for Real and Sustained Improvements in Student Learning: Refreshing the Basics (Invited). A federal Title II grant –funded professional development training (Newport News Public Schools). Warwick River Christian School, Newport News, VA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2013, February 14). Enhancing our instructional responsiveness: A UDL approach to differentiation (invited). Eastern Mennonite K12 Schools, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2013, January 14). Responsive Elementary Instruction: A Universal Design for Learning Approach. Lancaster Mennonite School system, Lancaster, PA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2013, January 14). The Person Behind ASD: Strengthening our Relationships and Instructional Responsiveness to Children on the Autism Spectrum. Lancaster Mennonite School system, Lancaster, PA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2012, September 27). Designing excellence: Teacher-constructed tests and performance assessments. A federal Title II grant –funded professional development training (Newport News Public Schools). Warwick River Christian School, Newport News, VA.
  • Mullet, J.H., & Leaman, L.H. (August 24, 2012). Restorative discipline: From getting even to getting it right. Johnstown Christian School. Johnstown, PA.
  • Leaman, L.H. (2011, September). Assessment: Moving Beyond Measurement. A federal Title II grant –funded professional development training (Newport News Public Schools). Warwick River Christian School, Newport News, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2011, November). In the presence of children: Ministering to children and youth. Invited Guest Lecturer. SMCL602: Foundations for Christian Preaching, Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
  • Leaman, L. (2011, September). Autism: Brain Research, Student Learning, and Instructional Strategies. Training sessions/consultation for the faculty of Eastern Mennonite School (6-8).
  • Leaman, L., & Flanagan, T. (2011, April 7). Tiered Instruction: A K-2 Response to Intervention Model. Invited guest lecturers, EDIC 581: Number and Operations Instruction for Grades K-2. Eastern Mennonite University and Augusta County Public Schools.
  • Leaman, L. (2011, March 30). Tiered Instruction & Co-teaching in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom: Modeling What We Teach. Guest lecturer with Dr. T. Flanagan, ED 331.
  • Leaman, L. (2010, Dec). In the presence of children: Developmentally appropriate ministry for children and youth. Invited Guest Lecturer. SMCL602: Foundations for Christian Preaching, Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
  • Leaman, L., & Flanagan, T. (2010, Nov 4). Tiered Instruction: A model of Response to Intervention in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Invited Guest lecturer. EDIC 581: Number and Operations Instruction for Grades
    3-5. Eastern Mennonite University and Augusta County Public Schools.
  • Leaman, L. (2010, April 13). Integration of Faith and Learning at an Anabaptist Institution. Spring Faculty Professional Luncheon. Eastern Mennonite University: Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2010, March 31). Tiered Instruction & Co-teaching in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Guest lecturer with Dr. T. Flanagan, ED 331.
  • Leaman, L. (2009, December 4). Who of You By Worrying? Going Home to the Kingdom. University Chapel Series: Following Jesus with our Lives [Invited]. Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2009, April 25). Knowing Whom, not What: Baccalaureate address. Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. [Invited].
  • Leaman, L. (2009, May3). Faith and the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goal for Universal Education. Park View Mennonite Church Adult Sunday School, Harrisonburg, VA. [Invited].
  • Guest Lecturer. (April 2009). Tiered Instruction in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Co-presenter with Dr. Toni Flanagan, ED 312.
  • Leaman, L., & Maynard, K. (2008, January). Enter and Stay: A Peer Mentoring Training for Pre-service Special Educators. Eastern Mennonite University.
  • Leaman, L., & Maynard, K. (2007, Fall). Listen, share and explore God’s calling in special education. Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Leaman, L. (2007, May 2). Writing departmental learning outcomes and creating aligned assessments. Professional Development Seminar, Eastern Mennonite University.
  • Leaman, L. (2007, Spring). Listen, share and explore God’s calling in special education. Lilly Grant discussion.
Church, Community and Professional Service
  • Invited member & Secretary, Board of Directors, Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, VA (2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14).
  • Invited Chair, Committee on Education & Student Life, Board of Directors of Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, VA (Chair, 2013-14; 2012-13; 2011-12; 2009-2012 member).
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools Accreditation Self-study Team Member, Instruction and Program Committee, Eastern Mennonite School. (2011-2012).
  • Co-chair, Youth Ministry Council, Park View Mennonite Church (2013-14; 2012-2013).
  • Appointed chair, Colleague Review Committee (external department), EMU (2011-2012).
  • Special Education Consulting, local private academy, Harrisonburg, VA, Spring 2009.
  • Invited member of Parent Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented, Harrisonburg City Public Schools (2008-2011).
  • Invited member, Science Curriculum & Teaching Advisory Council, Eastern Mennonite High School (2005-2009).
  • Member, Literacy Council, Waterman Elementary School, (2005-2008).
  • Mission Support Team (Romania), Virginia Mennonite Missions, 2013.
  • Mission Support Team (Guatemala), Virginia Mennonite Missions, 2011-2012.
  • Youth mentor, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA (2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-13)
  • Worship Leader (Spring 2009), Pentecost Series. Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Speaker (January, 2011). Discerning the call for overseas teaching. Yalla Adult Sunday School, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Speaker (March, 2009). Children’s Time: Hope Amidst Despair. Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Park View Mennonite Church Choir (2008-09).
  • Park View Mennonite Church Greeter (2007-present), Vacation Bible School teacher.
  • Park View Mennonite Church, SS leader, Logos class (2011-12).
  • Long-term missionary, Nairobi KENYA, Eastern Mennonite Missions (1990-2002)
Honors, Awards and Grants
  • Faculty Mini Grant. Collaboration with Rockingham County Schools: Assistive Technology Services, (2014).
  • Faculty Mini Grant. Collaboration with Rockingham County Schools: Assistive Technology Services, (2013).
  • Faculty Mini Grant. Collaboration with Rockingham County Schools: Assistive Technology Services, (2012).
  • Faculty Mini Grant. Collaboration with Rockingham County Schools: Assistive Technology Services, (2011).
  • EMU Faculty Scholarship Award, The intersection of diversity, teaching, and learning, (2009-2010).
  • Co-primary investigator, National Science Foundation Grant (0837578), Promoting learning through authentic and relevant research experiences in environmental monitoring and remediation across ten chemistry and biology laboratory courses. (Award of $137,932, 2009-2012).
  • Lilly Grant, Enter and Stay: A Mentoring Program for Special Educators. (2008-2009).
  • Mennonite Educators Association: Fund for Peoplehood Educational Grant, Exploring the call to teach. (November, 2007).
  • EMU Scholarship Practice Award. Our partnership with the Mennonite Church: Nurturing our young adults and future educators. (2007-08).
  • Lilly Grant, Listen, share and explore God’s calling in special education. (2007-08; 2006-07).
Certifications and Licenses
  • Virginia Teaching License: K-12 Special Education (current)
  • Virginia School Administrator License: Secondary School Administration (current)
  • Virginia Certification: Certification for Child Abuse & Neglect:Recognition, Reporting and Responding for Educators
  • Pennsylvania Teaching License: K-12 Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped (current)
  • Completion of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative research training
Professional Memberships
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (Unit membership)
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
Professional Conferences Attended

(Last 3 academic years, only)

  • (2014). Mennonite Educators Association, Mennonite Educators Conference, Landsdowne, VA: National Conference Center.
  • (2013). ASCD 68th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • (2012). Chemistry Education strand, 244th Biannual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA.
  • (2012). Mennonite Educators Association, Mennonite Educators Conference, Landsdowne, VA: National Conference Center.
  • (2011). Council for Exceptional Children Convention, National Harbor, MD.
  • (2011). Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Radford, VA.
  • (2011). Mennonite Educators Association, National Education Leaders Gathering. Landsdowne, VA: National Conference Center.
New Courses Taught
  • CSSC 201b Cross-Cultural Social Science, Kenya 3SH (Summer 2014).
  • EDSP 699 Diversity and Global Citizenship (Spring 2014).
  • University Consultant, adjunct: Goshen College, Goshen, IN. EDUC 405 Student Teaching, Secondary Education Licensure (Fall 2011).
  • EDS 499 Autism: Preparing Peers, Parents and Pre-service teachers (Fall 2011).
  • EDDA 513 Teaching Diverse Learners (July 2009).
  • GVC 401a Senior Seminar: An Exploration of Suffering and Loss (Fall 2008).
  • EDDN 613 Teaming and Collaboration (June 2008).
  • ED331/2 Needs of Diverse Learners (2007-08).
  • SPED 301 Introduction to Cognitive, Learning, and Emotional Exceptionalities (2006-07)
  • EDPC 501/2 Reflective Practice Portfolio (2005-06)
  • EDSP 682 Teaming and Transition Services (created new course Summer 2005)
EMU Service
  • Faculty Senate President (2012-2013; 2013-14)
  • UG Faculty Representative, EMU Presidents Cabinet (2012-2013; 2013-14)
  • UG Faculty Representative, EMU Strategic Planning Council (2012-2013; 2013-14)
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee (2012-2013; 2013-14)
  • Faculty Advisor, Assistive Technology Club & Partnership with Rockingham County Public Schools (2013-14; 2012-2013; 2011-12; 2010-11)
  • Invited Faculty Co-Advisor, Third Culture Kid Organization, Eastern Mennonite University (2013-14; 2012-2013; 2011-2012).
  • Prospective Student Initiative at Blue Ridge Community College, in partnership with Assistant Director EMU Admissions (Spring 2011; Fall 2011; Fall 2012).
  • Invited Honors Student Mentor (2013-14 1 student; 2012-2013 1 student; 2011-2012 2 students; 2010-2011 1 student; 2009-2010 2 students; 2008-09 3 students; 2007-08 1 student).
  • Residential Life Prayer Partner, Parkwoods apartments, 2013-14.
  • Calling and Career Day, Resume’ Reviewer (2011); Mock Employer Interviewer (2010).
  • Prospective Student Phone-a-thon, (May 2010)
  • Cords of Distinction Selection Committee (Spring 2010).
  • Faculty Senator (May 2007-2011; 2012-13)
  • Chair, Academic Subcommittee, Faculty Senate (Fall 2007-present; Chair 2009-2011)
  • Teacher Education Admissions Committee (2008-09, 2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-12)
  • Committee on Teacher Education (2004-present)
  • Teacher Education Assessment Committee (2005-2012)
  • Cords of Distinction Selection Committee (Spring 2009).
  • EMU Coordinator of Mennonite Schools Council’s Learning Support Teachers Conference, Eastern Mennonite University (Spring 2009).
  • Facilitator & Presenter of 2008-2009 Faculty Luncheons: A Teaching and Learning Series (2008-2009 academic year).
  • Invited Member of Search Committee: Student Life Division (Spring 2009).
  • Invited Member of Search Committee: Student Life Division (Spring 2008).
  • Invited Member of Administrative Search Committee (Summer 2007).
  • Cords of Distinction Selection Committee (Spring 2008)
  • Invited Mentor: Ministry Assistant (2008-09).
  • Mentor: Ministry Assistant and Community Assistant (2007-08; 2006-07).
  • Poster Presenter: Micah Think Tank Visioning Event (2006-07)
  • Educational Consulting: EMU Early Learning Center (2007)
  • Committee to form Faculty Assembly/Senate (2004-2006)
  • Preparation and Submission of the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) SPA Report (National Recognition received), 2005.
  • Author of Standard 2 Report (Assessment) to the National Council for Accreditation of Teachers (Standard Fully Met), 2005.
  • Research Study: Five year initial evaluation of Post bacclaureate Teaching Certification Program, (2005).