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researcher , Education educator

Lessie Lue Cochran, American education educator, researcher. Certified elementary education, special education, teacher, supervisor. Recipient Graduate Student Research grant Ohio State University, 1992, Antoinette Lowry Barr award, 1991, Presl. Leadership award, 1991, Doctoral Leadership Training Program, United States Department Education, 1989-1990, Summer Freshman Transition Program, 1980-1984.


Cochran, Lessie Lue was born on March 25, 1953 in Pelham, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Isaac and Mamie Bell (Thomas) Cochran.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Kent State University, 1975. Master of Education, Bowling Green State University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Ohio State University, 1992.


Residence hall office staff, Kent (Ohio) State University, 1972-1974;reading teacher, Council for Community Action, Lima, Ohio., 1976-1977;recreational director, Council for Retarded Citizens, Lima, Ohio., 1976-1977;private tutor, Lima, Ohio., 1976-1989;special education teacher, Lima City Schools, 1975-1989;graduate research assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989-1992;assistant professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1992. Consultant Control Intermediate Unit, West Decatur, Pennsylvania, 1992-1993. Member of advisory board Mizpah Child Care Center, Lima, 1976-1978.


  • Certified elementary education, special education, teacher, supervisor.


  • Other Work

    • Guest reviewer Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, since 1993, Journal of Behavioral Disorders, since 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.


It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


Member Local Child Team, State College, 1993, Fetal Alcohol Task Force, State College, 1994, Interagy. Coordinating, State College, 1993. Member Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Behavior Analysis.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bowling, gardening, drawing, reading, cooking.


Isaac Cochran

Mamie Bell (Thomas) Cochran