Julie Lane


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy with Distinction, Pepperdine University
  • M.A., Special Education with honors, Chapman University
  • M.M., Music Performance, University of Redlands
  • B.M., Music Performance, California State University, Fullerton
  • Clear Administrative Credential
  • Education Specialist Credential
  • Multiple Subjects Credential
  • Single Subject Matter - Music

Additional Information


Goal: Contribute to the literature by understanding and developing the role of community-based partnerships in meeting the educational needs of marginalized populations and their families.
Marginalized Populations: Individuals with Disabilities and Native Americans
Settings: Tribal, Public, and Private Schools

Current Grant Project

January 2016 – May 2017. (60% PI)
Identifying the Cultural Characteristics of Inclusion in Christian Schools. An ethnography study.
Louisville Institute Pastor Research Grant
Award: $23,440

Previous Grants

  •  Provost Grant, Fresno Pacific University (2014) 
  •  Provost Grant, Fresno Pacific University (2012) 

Contributing Editor

  • The Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (2012 - )


  • Native American Parent Technical Assistant Center – Advisory Board Member (2016 - )
  • Fresno Pacific University - Graduate Academic Cabinet Member (2015 - )
  • Council for Exceptional Children: Division of International Special Education & Services, Finance & Budget Committee (2014 - )
  • Council for Exceptional Children: Caucus, Faith Based Schools and Organizations, Chair (2014 - )
  •  Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Fresno Pacific University (2013 -€“ 2015)
  •  Space Utilization Task Force Committee, Fresno Pacific University (2013)
  •  WASC Standards 2 & 4 Review Committee, Fresno Pacific University (2013)
  •  Disability Services Advisory Board, Fresno Pacific University (2013 -)
  •  SOE Vision Committee, Fresno Pacific University (2011)
  • National Association of Christian in Special Education, Board Member (2010 -€“ 2014)
  •  J. C. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, Volunteer (2008 -€“ 2010)
  • Orange County, Parks & Recreation Volunteer (2010)
  • Coordinating Council for Students with Special Needs, LCMS/PSD (1996 -2005) 


  • Merit Increase Fresno Pacific University (2015)
  • Merit Increase Fresno Pacific University (2013)
  • Carol Gray Award (2006)
  • America’™s Most Influential Teacher (2006)
  • Coordinating Council for Students with Special Needs (1996 - 2005) 
  • California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Recipient (1993)


  • American Council on Rural Special Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
    • Caucus: Faith Based Schools and Organizations
    • Caucus: Native American
  • National Indian Education Association
  • PATH-International

Publications & Presentations

  • Lane, J.M., & George, S. (2018). Factors that Support High School Graduation for Ute Mountain Ute Youth. Journal of American Indian Education, 57(3).
  • Lane, J.M., & Keith, L.C. (2018). A pilot study: Addressing Native American cultural competency. International Journal of Education and Culture, 7(1-2), 13-34.
  • Lane, J.M. (2017). Special education staffing and service models in Christian schools. Journal of Research in Christian Education, 26(3), 225-236.
  • Lane, J.M. (October 2017). Changing the Culture: Special Education Programming. Professional Development at the Lutheran Education Association – Houston, Texas.
  • Lane, J.M. (April 2017). Special Education Program Development: Creating a Culture of Belonging. Professional Development at the Lutheran Education Association – Houston, Texas.
  • Lane, J.M. (September 2016). Decoding Special Education: What do all those letters and numbers mean? Platform Presentation at the Native American Conference on Special Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Lane, J.M., & Jones, D. R. (2016). Inclusion in International Schools: A study of theoretical principles, ethical practices, and consequentialist theories in school administrators. Journal of Psychology Research, 5(6).
  • 2016/April. Public and Private Schools: Child Find Obligations. Invitational - Policy Presentation. Council for Exceptional Children Convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2016/April. Special Education and Christian Schools: The Why & How. Platform Presentation. TASH Regional Conference in Nashville, TN.
  • 2016/March. Special Education Professionals and Cultural Competency. Paper Presentation at the Native American Conference on Special Education in Albuquerque, New Mexico.