Erin Lane

Erin Lane, Ph.D. student, Counselor Education and Supervision

Empowers school counselors

• What is your area of research or scholarship? I explore the school counselors’ role in advocating and programming for college and career readiness in K-12 schools – especially for under-represented gifted students.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Two essential components of the school counselor’s role include college and career counseling, but school counselors may feel the need to advocate for time, support, or evidence-based practices to serve their students with career programming. My previous research facilitated the addition of school counselors into the Governor’s Future Ready Iowa plan, and my current research will provide a better understanding of how school counselors can service the career growth and talent development of gifted students in under-resourced rural schools.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, Expected graduation: May 2018
• Hometown: Chicago, IL
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Susannah Wood
• What are your career goals? I plan to become a professor in school counselor education, teaching school counseling students, and conducting research and service for PK-12 schools.

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