Derek Lane


Derek Lane, Ph.D.
Board Member

Derek R. Lane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and former Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication in the College of Communications and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky (2005-2009). He is an active researcher who received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Lane's research can be classified in the broad area of face-to-face and mediated message reception and processing to affect attitude and behavior change in instructional, organizational, and health contexts. He is especially interested in developing curriculum that can be used to prevent power-based personal violence. His research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, and the National Science Foundation and appears in Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Media Psychology, Communication Research Reports, Health Promotion Practice, American Journal of Communication, the Journal of Engineering Education and the Journal of Experimental Education. His instructional materials have been published by Waveland Press, Harcourt Brace, Tapestry Press, and Oxford University Press.

Dr. Lane is the recipient of several regional, national, and international teaching and research awards. Since 2004 he has held the H. Lester Reynolds Endowed Professorship in Engineering. He has served as Chair for the Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. He is also a member of the International Communication Association and has served as President of the Kentucky Communication Association.

His expertise and professional training encompass specialty areas that include Team Building, Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Leadership, Communication Skills Training and Development, Technological Innovations in Organizations, and Business and Professional Speaking.

He has consulted with and designed programs for such groups as Shriner's Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, UK Emerging Leader Institute, Boone County Schools, Ohio Leadership Institute, Oklahoma City Clinic, Norman Police Academy, Education, Prevention, Intervention Community Center, Southwest Regional Center for Drug-free Schools and Communities, University of Nebraska Foundation, and the United States Department of Defense.

Dr. Lane completed the Training and Development Certificate Program developed by the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management and Educational Development and he is certified by the Institute of Cultural Affairs as a professional trainer for Basic Group Facilitation Methods and Participatory Strategic Planning.

Derek is an avid photographer and loves learning about new technology. He and his wife, Jan, have been married for twenty-four years and live in Lexington.



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