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
- 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, 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.
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
- Kishbaugh, T., & Leaman, L. (March, 2018). Faculty Identity Development for Culturally Responsive Teaching. Understanding Interventions 10th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.
- Leaman, L.H. (2017, Nov). Becoming a culturally competent educator. Virginia Institute on Best Teaching Practices, Equity, Poverty and Diversity. Virginia Coalition of Schools, Harrisonburg City Public Schools and James Madison Univeristy.
- Leaman, L.H. (2017, April). Niceness Isn’t Enough: Uncovering Your Cultural Self to Support Learners. Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities Spring Symposium. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
- Leaman, L.H., Martin, G., & Thorpe, S. (2016, November). Inclusion is not a place: The sticky business of creating real equity and excellence. Council for Exceptional Children (Virginia) Conference. Richmond, VA.
- Leaman, L.H., & Mullet, J.H. (2015, October). Relational Justice in K12 Schools: Priming Our Best Selves. 2015 National Justice and Peace Studies Association Conference. Educators Strand Concurrent Session. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
- Leaman, L.H., & Mullet, J.H. (2015, March). Restorative Discipline: Bringing our Best Selves to the Table. ASCD 70th annual conference, Houston, TX.
- 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).