Special EducationEducational Studies
Dr. Lisa Bohlin is currently a limited term lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in Behavioral Sciences and Sociology, her M.A. in Educational Psychology and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology and Human Development from Indiana University. She brings over 30 years of experience as an educator to her role at Purdue. She has a broad interdisciplinary foundation in special education, early childhood education, educational psychology, child development, and sociology of childhood. Over the years she has taught 15 different courses, has coordinated a large component of the undergraduate Teacher Education program as a clinical faculty member, and has participated in the evolution of the online Masters program in Special Education. She is the co-author of an Educational Psychology textbook and has been invited to speak at several professional events around the country. Dr. Bohlin’s current interests focus on early intervention and prevention of social-emotional problems in children at-risk and children with special needs, within the emerging context of contemplative education and mindfulness-based practices.