The UNM College of Education is hosting the Fifth Annual Dr. Jane Blumenfeld Lecture with special guest Diane Browder on April 6. The lecture is focused on how to improve education for children with disabilities using data.

Browder, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been named the Lake and Edward P. Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education. In 2009, she won the Distinguished Researcher Award from the AERA Special Education SIG and was named the First Citizens Bank Scholar at UNC Charlotte.

She has over two decades of experience in researching and writing on assessment and instruction for students with severe developmental disabilities. In 2011, Browder was recognized by the state of North Carolina with the O. Max Gardner Award for research that has made a contribution to humanity.

The Lecture will take place in the Domenici Auditorium at the UNM Health Sciences Center from 5–6:30 p.m. There is a reception following the lecture.