Dr. Richard Lane has been an English Professor at Clarion University since 2000. He is also the Director of the Center for the First-Year Experience and teaches Secondary Education English majors at CU. Dr. Lane's prior experience co-founding the Family Literacy Center in Salt Lake City, Utah was essential to the founding of the Learning Workshop.
Fun Fact: Dr. Lane loves to dress up like a cat from Cats on Halloween.
Dr. Leah Chambers has been an English Professor at Clarion University since 2010. She teaches first-year composition and coordinates the University's Freshman Inquiry Seminar Program. She is co-director of the Learning Workshop. Her creativity and organizational skills have been integral to the success of the Learning Workshop since it opened in 2013.
Fun Fact: Dr. Chambers is an avid runner and world traveler.
The majority of our volunteers come from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. These include students from all over the state of PA who are studying in a variety of academic programs ranging from Education and Speech Language Pathology to Computer Science and Biology. The Learning Workshop provides these students with an opportunity to engage with the community through service and with practical "real-world" experience applicable to their future careers.
All volunteers are required to complete and provide copies of their PA Child Abuse, State Police and FBI clearances/background checks.