About Illana Lane
Illana R. Lane, Ph.D. hails from East Hampton, NY. She is the Chief Assessment and Learning Officer at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Lane has experienced a 30 year career in education as an elementary teacher, higher education faculty member and administrator. Fifteen of those years she has spent in administrative roles which have included: Program Director, Department Chair, Division Head, and Dean of the School of Education and Chief Assessment and Learning Officer. She received her BA from Pennsylvania State University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Her interests include issues regarding curriculum planning and assessment, race, class, gender and more specifically how they affect children in P-12 schools. Dr. Lane has presented at national and international conferences. Additionally, she has published multiple articles and has co-authored and published three articles on domestic minor sex trafficking: Breaking the Code: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and School Children (2013); Human Sex Trafficking in the City: Seeking Victims among Domestic Girls (2015); Sex Trafficking and Black Girls: Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools and in our Community (2015).
Dr. Lane is active in multiple organizations and believes in service. She has served as the President of the New York States Association of Teacher and Educators, as a member of the Amherst Central School Board, as an invited member on New York State Education Department Committees and as a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. In addition, Dr. Lane has been the recipient of awards.
Her motto is “You must act as if it is impossible to fail” (Ashanti proverb).
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo