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James Lane, Ed.D.
For more than 40 Jim Lane has pursued his twin passions as an educator and writer. He has served as a high school English teacher, district language arts supervisor, assistant principal, and principal. He has taught a variety of university courses in language arts, humanities, and education. He serves as UOPx dissertation chair and committee member and teaches DOC 722, 733 and 734. He also serves as the associate research chair of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Education. As a free-lance writer he has written more than 100 articles, topics ranging from technical pieces to profiles of national celebrities. His academic research interests include ethical frameworks, ethical dilemmas, educator codes of ethics, autoethnography, narrative analysis, constructivism, school leadership, school organization, and K-12 curriculum. His summary of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 appears in the Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education, 2nd edition (2016). In production is an individual chapter for Safe Student and School Employee Relationships: A Primer for Preventing K-12 Boundary Violations. His academic presentations have focused on ethical dilemmas in school leadership. He is completing a comprehensive review of research regarding educator ethics, including an analysis of the Educator Codes of Ethics of five English-speaking countries. He recently completed a book review of John Goodlad’s memoir Romances with Schools, which will appear in an upcoming edition of the Mid-Western Educational Researcher. He served recently as a peer reviewer of proposals for the American Educational Research Association 2017 Conference and serves as an Editorial Board member and peer reviewer for The Qualitative Report. He will be presenting a work in progress, “Autoethnography, Narrative Analysis, and a Principal’s Reflection on Moral Purpose,” at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois in May. Above all, he appreciates the opportunity to share his knowledge and skills with students and colleagues, as well as helping CPRE affiliates achieve their research, presentation, and publishing goals.