Lane, assistant professor in the School of Education, will focus on how teachers who support inclusive practices in Thailand use research to inform their practices.
Dani Lane will serve as a virtual Visiting Scholar through Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand, this summer. Her work will focus on how teachers who support inclusive practices in Thailand use research to inform their practices. She will also facilitate virtual workshops focused on inclusive practices for students with disabilities.
Lane will work alongside Sunanta Klibthong and Joseph Seyram Agbenyega. Kibthong currently serves as the deputy dean for research and international relations and is a lecturer of bachelor of arts in deaf studies at Mahidol University. Agbenyega currently serves as the research chair at Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Lane joined the Elon faculty in 2018 as a pre-doctoral fellow. In 2019, she was promoted to assistant professor of education after earning her doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in special education as well as a graduate certificate in qualitative research from the University of South Florida in the spring of 2019. Her research focuses on global understandings of disabilities in various cultural contexts. Specifically, she is interested in centralizing the importance of inclusive practices in educational provisions that are provided to students with disabilities.
Lane teaches courses in special education and educational research at the undergraduate level and serves as a university supervisor for pre-service teacher candidates. She also serves as the editor for the International Journal of Whole Schooling.