Dr. Rich Lane

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • PhD English/Rhetoric and Composition, 1995, Miami University
  • MA Literature, 1989, American University
  • BA Literature and Secondary Education, 1983, American University

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • First-Year Writing
  • Composition: Theories and Practice
  • Applied Literacy Studies
  • Argument and Persuasion

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Literacy and Service Learning
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • English Education

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • "Opening the Gates: How a Directed Self-Placement Program for First-Year Writing Helped to Improve Student Retention." John Gardner Institute's Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference, Atlanta, April 2016.
  • "We Didn't Write a Book, We Created a Place: Navigating the Challenges of Developing a Lasting Community-University Partnership with The Community Learning Workshop," Conference on Community Writing, Boulder, CO, October 2015.
  • "Improving Student Grades and Retention with Directed Self-Placement." Panel presented at the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX, February 2015.
  • "Finding Their Place: Valuing Diversity and Increasing Retention with an Innovative Directed Self Placement Program." Panel presented at the 2014 PASSHE Summit, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA, November 2014.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Faculty Professional Developmental Council Grant, $9, 0000, PASSHE, May 2015.
  • University-wide Faculty Development Grant, $2,500.00. Clarion University, 2015.
  • University Faculty Neighborhood Star Award. Clarion University. 537 Clarion Community Learning Workshop, March 2015.
  • Sprout Organization – Spark Grant 2013 $8,000  - Pittsburgh's Sprout Fund supports innovative projects in the Greater Pittsburgh region that help children develop hands-on skills and digital literacies
  • Children's Scholarship Fund 2013- Present $3,000  - The mission of The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania is to ensure a quality education is available to all children in Pennsylvania.
  • Buncher Fund 2013 – Present $2,000 (2 years)  -  • The Buncher Family Foundation is a private family foundation that supports many causes, including the arts, children, youth development and education.
  • Clarion University, High-Impact Practices Grant 2012, $37,000, Clarion University 2013.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • NCTE
  • MLA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • I am also the Co-Director of the Center for First Year Experience and the Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA
Last Updated 6/12/18