Julie Lane, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Special Education Program Director
BAH 104
559-453-5682
julie.lane@fresno.edu

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Administration, & Policy, Pepperdine University
Clear Administrative Credential, National University
Lutheran Teaching Ministry Colloquy, Concordia University, Irvine
M.A., Special Education, Chapman University
Multiple Subjects Credential, Chapman University
Learning Handicapped Credential, Chapman University
Resource Specialist Credential, Chapman University
California Supplemental Credential in Music
M.M., Music Performance (Harp), University of Redlands
B.M., Music Performance (Harp), California State University, Fullerton

Share why you teach at FPU

I believe serving at Fresno Pacific University provides me with the opportunity to use my God-given talents to lead others while exploring my passions. With the new California State standards that we must now adhere to and the new program that must be written, I have the opportunity to lead a dynamic team of professionals in finding innovative and effective means to develop new programs and serve those in the central valley and throughout the state.

Being on faculty at FPU also affords me the opportunity to research special education programming in Christian schools. This area of research has been seldom touched by others.  Often non-faith based institutions do not find this research area of importance.  However, here at FPU, my colleagues know the value of a Christ-centered education and the importance of inclusive education in our K – 12 Christian schools.

Scholarly Interests

  • Cognitive Coaching 
  • International Schools - Special Education 
  • Leadership styles 
  • Program assessment and data-driven decisions 
  • Organizational culture and change 
  • Re-organization of programming 
  • Special Education in Christian and private education 
  • Systems thinking 
  • Theory of Flow

Professional and Service Experience

  • Faculty Executive Committee, Fresno Pacific University
  • Budget and Finance Committee, Fresno Pacific University
  • Disability Services Advisory Board, Fresno Pacific University
  • National Association of Christians in Special Education, Board Member
  • Coordinating Council for Students with Special Needs
  • Pacific Southwest District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Honors and Awards

  • Provost Grant, Fresno Pacific University
  • Carol Gray Award, 2006
  • America’s Most Influential Teacher, 2006
  • Coordinating Council for Students with Special Needs, Pacific Southwest District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 1996-2005
  • California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Recipient, 1993

Professional Affiliations

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Chadd
  • Learning Disabilities Association

Personal Experiences

I am currently researching grant opportunities which will help fund my research area.  In doing so, I will become an intellectual leader by bringing together graduate students who share an interest in Christian schools and special education. 

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • "Special Education in Christian Schools: Post Professional Development Support," Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (AAT 3475101), 2011

Presentations:

  • "Christian School Leadership: Vision & Purpose for Special Needs Programming" and "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education,"  Association of Christian Schools International – Admin. Conference, Fish Camp, CA, 2012
  • "His Special Children: Special Education Law and Program Development," Southern Illinois & St. Louis Districts – Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO, 2012
  • "What Do I Do with the Psychologist’s Report?" and "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," Southern Illinois District – Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Belleville, IL, 2012
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," and "Response to Intervention & Student Study Teams," Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2011
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," and "Response to Intervention & Student Study Teams," California Association of Private School Organizations, Long Beach, CA, 2011
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," and "What Do I Do with thePsychologist's Report?" Association of Christian Schools International, Rocklin, CA, 2011
  • "Program Development: Strategic Planning, Vision, and Purpose," "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," "What Do I Do with the Psychologist's Report?" "Response to Intervention & Student Study Teams," and "High Incidence Disabilities," Summer Institute, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2011
  • "Special Education and the Grief Process" and "Reflection and Transformation," Joni and Friends West Coast Summit, Westlake Village, CA, 2011
  • "Special Education and the Grief Process," "Reflection and Transformation," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," and "IDEA Parts B & C," Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Elk Grove, CA, 2011 
  • "Special Education and the Grief Process," "Reflection and Transformation," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," and "IDEA Parts B & C," Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Lancaster, PA, 2011
  • "Special Education Law & Child Find for Private Schools," Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Palm Desert, CA, 2010
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," "What Do I Do with the Psychologist's Report?" and "Response  to Intervention & Student Study Teams," Association of Christian Schools International Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2010
  • "Program Development: Strategic Planning, Vision, & Purpose," "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education,"Executive Functioning and Behavior Plans," "What Do I Do with the Psychologist’s Report?" "Response to Intervention & Student Study Teams," and "High Incidence Disabilities," Summer Institute, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2010
  • "Attention Deficit Disorder & Asperger Syndrome: Classroom Strategies," California Association of Private School Organizations Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2008 
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Student Study Teams," and "High Incidence Disabilities," Concordia High School In-Service, Houston, TX, 2006 
  • "Building a Case for Assessment," Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Palm Desert, CA , 2006
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Program Development:  Strategic Planning, Vision, & Purpose," "Fund Raising & Grant Options," "Student Study Teams,"and "High Incidence Disabilities," Georgia-Florida District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Orlando, FL, 2006
  • "Interpreting the Test Results," California Association of Private School Organizations Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2005 
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," National Lutheran Educators Conference Indianapolis, IN, 2005
  • "Public Law, Christian Schools, & Special Education," "Program Development:  Strategic Planning, Vision, & Purpose," "Student Study Teams,"and "High Incidence Disabilities," Las Vegas Regional LCMS In-Service, Las Vegas, NV, 2004 
  • "Special Education Services for the Private/Parochial School Student," California Association of Private School Organizations Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2002
  • Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Palm Desert, CA, 2001
  • Learning Disabilities California State Conference, Concord, CA, 2001
  • Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Palm Desert, CA, 2000
  • Learning Disabilities California State Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2000
  • Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Orange County Regional In-Service, Orange, CA, 1998
  • Pacific Southwest District – Lutheran Educator Conference, Palm Desert, CA, 1997
  • Session Chair, International Orton Dyslexic Society Conference, 1994