Reading Specialist Emerita
Adjunct - Academic Skills
Lori Eggers Saxby joined Academic Skills and the University of Southern Indiana in 1999 and served as the Reading Specialist overseeing the curriculum, supervision and teaching of the developmental reading and college reading strategy courses until retiring in January 2020. An educator for over 40 years, Lori’s experience ranges from teaching preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school to working in higher education. Her post-secondary experience includes supervising student teachers and first-year teaching interns to teaching courses in college reading, vocabulary, study strategies, career planning and first-year experience. In addition, she has coordinated and presented numerous workshops geared toward mastering college-level coursework and strategies for life-long learning.
Lori earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky in 1976 and a Master of Education degree as a reading specialist from the University of Louisville in 1979. A 2008 graduate of The Kellogg Institute, Lori earned her certification as a developmental education specialist and, in 2010, received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the College Reading and Learning Association. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the National Association of Developmental Education (NADE), and the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) where she has served as the SRC co-director of the Ohio River Valley region and on the board of directors as the Professional Development Coordinator, 2013 Conference Chair, President, and the Past Officers' Council Chair.