Patricia Sampson Graner, Ph.D.
Director for the Professional Development Research Institute at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL). Graner spent 25 years in public education as a classroom teacher for students with disabilities, a district resource teacher, a district program planner for high-incidence disabilities, and a professional development specialist. She has served as assistant director of education for Casey Family Programs, an organization focused on supporting youth in foster care. Her research interests and experiences include literacy and literacy instruction for adolescents, school improvement, and professional development for teachers. Graner serves as intervention specialist for an IES-funded Improving Adults Reading Outcomes project (#R305B0701239); as co-PI for the Virginia State Personnel Development grant (#H323A070029), a school-wide literacy improvement initiative in middle schools involved in adopting a broad array of evidence-based interventions; as co-PI for a North Carolina CLC/RTI project, a school-wide literacy improvement initiative establishing tiered levels of support in secondary schools; and as senior training specialist for a national office of Job Corps under the Department of Labor on a contract that will develop and support a standards-based education and training program for Job Corps staff.
1122 West Campus Road
708 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Inservice professional learning
Preservice professional learning
Adolescents with disabilities