Lorraine Lange

Lorraine Lange

Lorraine Lange is the director of graduate education programs. She is the former superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools. Lange was named the Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 2011 and was selected as one of four finalists for National Superintendent in 2012. She was a named a “Tech-Savvy Superintendent” by E-News. She also received the Virginia Excellence in Education Award from AdvancED. Locally, Lange was named Citizen of the Year by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce and was given the Art Venture Award at the Taubman Museum of Art.

Areas of Expertise

  • K-12 Education and Policy
  • Online Learning
  • Educational Leadership
  • Innovation and Learning

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Teaching of Reading: Elementary Curriculum Development in the Schools
  • M.A.L.S. classes


  • Ed.D., Virginia Tech
  • M.A.L.S., Hollins College
  • B.A., Roanoke College

Publications & Articles

  • Reading Schemes introduction published in Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books, Cambridge, England, 2001
  • Integrating Learning and Work, published in Focus on Business, July 2000
  • A Look at the History of English and American Educational System: Through the Looking Glass, published in Educational Leadership & Ethics, 1997
  • Contribution to Taking Sides, Clashing Views on Controversial Education Issues, published by Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, Guilford, Connecticut, 1995
  • Dissertation: "The Prediction of Student Achievement in Reading and Math from Characteristics of Principals, Characteristics of Teachers and School Programs, and Characteristics of Families," 1988
  • Contribution to Instructor Magazine, Effective Schools Research, 1986
  • Co-author of I Can Be Series – a career awareness program for the Special Education child published by Classroom World Publications of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1980