Janelle Laudick
School of Education and Human Sciences

2021 Gene A Budig Lecture set for April 27

Fri, 04/23/2021

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Suzanne Robinson, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2021 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer. 

Robinson will present “Lessons Learned: A Professional Lifetime in Teacher Preparation” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, via Zoom. The virtual event is free and open to the public, but participants must RSVP to Sherrie Saathoff at for access information.

In her presentation, Robinson will discuss the lessons she has learned during a professional lifetime focused on teacher preparation, including preservice teacher preparation, in-service teachers’ continuing education, development of innovative teacher preparation programs, systems change on how and what teachers teach at the local and state level, and teacher preparation policy. She will address five lessons learned about what works and five lessons learned about continuing challenges.

Robinson specializes in consultation and collaboration, high-incidence disabilities and school reform. She received her doctorate in special education and cognitive psychology from the University of New Mexico. Learn more about Robinson online.

The Gene A. Budig Professorships and lecture series were established in 1994 by Gene A. Budig, KU’s 14th chancellor, and his wife. Learn more about the lecture series online.

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