DEPARTMENT: Education Dept
DEPARTMENT: MA in Education, Harrisonburg
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 212
PHONE: (540) 432-4145
Dr. Lori H. Leaman is a Professor in Teacher Education, Honors Program Co-director, and Special Education Program Coordinator. Prior to coming to EMU in 2004, Dr. Leaman served as an educator and school administrator in rural, urban, and international settings, including over a decade as a teacher and MS administrator in Nairobi, Kenya at Rosslyn Academy, an international school representing students from a rich diversity of ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity.
Dr. Leaman’s professional service is anchored in the belief that members of an institution learn together, striving to integrate institutional efforts toward a rich learning environment for students and faculty/staff alike. Dr. Leaman has served as President of Faculty Senate, Faculty representative to University Strategic Planning Council, Cross-Cultural Committee, Institutional Effectiveness Committee, NCATE accreditation, Graduate Education and Research committee, faculty advisor for Third Culture Students, and numerous search committees.
Dr. Leaman’s scholarly research interests include cultural responsiveness, institutional change processes, differentiation for diverse learning and cultural needs, co-teaching and collaboration, teacher/professor efficacy as a means for improving student learning outcomes, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr. Leaman is currently co-PI for a $299,967.00 NSF inter-departmental collaborative research study, Faculty-Led Institutional Transformation for Teaching Diverse Learners in STEM . Prior grant involvements include an NSF award 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 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Ed. D., Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
M.Ed., School Administration, James Madison University
B.S., Special Education, minor in Psychology, Eastern Mennonite University
Leaman, L., Blatz, S., Heberling, L., Wall, L., Wright, J. (2016). _Profile of student teaching performance: Reference guide for observing and assessing student teachers for special education licensure._Harrisonburg, VA: MidValley Consortium for Teacher Education pub.
Leaman, L. (2016). Teaching at EMU: The “dangerous” intersection of personal and public life. Crossroads, Spring-Summer.
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/
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.