Marla J. Lohmann holds a PhD from the University of North Texas and is currently an associate professor of special education at Colorado Christian University. She is the co-chair of the TED Early Childhood Special Interest Group and the Secretary for the Colorado CEC Division for Early Childhood. She conducts research in the areas of effective inclusive instruction in early childhood and elementary settings, as well as online teacher preparation. She previously worked as adjunct faculty at Regis University in Denver, CO, and the University of Zambia. Dr. Lohmann’s other work experience includes learning behavior specialist for the Wilmette School District in Illinois and an elementary life skills teacher.