EdD, MA, University of Kansas; BA, Rockhurst University

Research Interests

Literacy; teacher leadership; achievement gap; historical and social foundations of educational issues


Dr. Lawrence spent more than 30 years teaching high school English. He received the 1997 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award for the University of Kansas School of Education and the 2002 District Teacher of the Year award for the Kansas City, Kan., school district. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member for more than 20 years at local and national colleges and universities in traditional and online settings. He has written for national and local publications in his field and developed several graduate-level online courses.