Illana Lane, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
Dr. Illana R. Lane has taught at Medaille since 2001, instructing undergraduate and graduate students. She has also advised student teachers and directed master's thesis projects. She earned a Ph.D. in the sociology of education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003. She serves on the Amherst Central School District Board of Education and is a board member for the New York Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE). Her participation in other organizations includes, Jack and Jill of America Inc., and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Craig Centrie, Ph.D.
Dr. Craig Centrie is a specialist in ethnographic data collection, and he is the department's resident anthropologist. His work explores schools as a site for identity and culture construction. His most recent publication, Vietnamese Youth in an American High School, examines the identity formation of young Vietnamese refugees and their experiences in American schools. Dr. Centrie is an experienced world traveler and has lectured widely in Europe, Latin America, and Asia on education, art and human rights. In June 2005 he presented at the United Nations' Women's World Conference in Seoul, South Korea, on the experiences of Vietnamese female refugees and human rights.
Claudia Conway, M.S.Ed.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director for MSED Literacy
Chair of Undergraduate Education Programs
Claudia Conway has been the Program Director for MS Ed. in Literacy since 2007. Conway's area of expertise is in language development and early literacy. Prior to coming to Medaille, she taught for twenty-five years in public schools in Ohio. In 2000, she joined John Carroll University and the Institute of Educational Renewal as a literacy specialist working on-site in the Cleveland Public Schools. She also mentored building principals in the implementation of professional learning communities.