DEPARTMENT: Education Dept
DEPARTMENT: MA in Education, Harrisonburg
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 212
PHONE: (540) 432-4145
Lori Hostetler Leaman, Professor in Teacher Education and Co-director of EMU Honors Program. 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 K-12 teaching and school administration experience in rural, urban, and international settings. Lori served for 11 years, as a teacher and then as Middle School Principal 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 a co-PI for an NSF-funded inter-departmental collaborative research study, Faculty-Led Institutional Transformation for Teaching Diverse Learners in STEM, with EMU’s chemistry and biology departments. Prior grant involvements include an earlier 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. Lori serves as the Coordinator of Special Education and will co-direct EMU’s Honors Program beginning Fall 2017. 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.”
Ed. D., Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
M.Ed., School Administration, James Madison University
B.S., Special Education, 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.