BU 2018 McDowell Institute Speaker Series Announced

For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2018

BLOOMSBURG— Dr. Kathleen Lynne Lane will headline the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 2018 McDowell Institute Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Lane, a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, will focus the 2018 series on the social, emotional and behavioral wellness of children who may experience non-academic barriers to learning such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or trauma.

The focus of the 2018 series stems from Lane’s research on school-based interventions for students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Her research delivers valuable information for teachers in pre-kindergarten through high school settings using three-tiered methods to screen for the development of learning and behavioral challenges and respond to existing learning challenges.

On Monday, Lane will deliver a presentation on the use of universal screeners across school settings at 6 p.m. in Kehr Union Building multi-purpose room B. This event will be free and open to the BU community. On Tuesday, McDowell Institute Student Fellows will attend a full day training enhancing their skills in the universal screening of social, emotional and behavioral wellness of children pre-kindergarten through high school.

Lane aids in several federally and state-funded projects as a primary investigator in the area of special education. She serves a co-author for 10 books, co-editor of Remedial and Special Education and Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention and publisher of 168 refereed journal articles.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.