Preston Green, J.D., Ed.D.
A nationally recognized education law expert, Dr. Preston Green is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Law in the Department of Educational Leadership at UConn’s Neag School of Education and the John and Carla Klein Endowed Professor of Urban Education. He holds a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and an Ed.D. from the Teachers College at Columbia and has written four books and numerous articles and book chapters pertaining to educational law.
Prior to joining UConn, he was the Harry Lawrence Batschelet II Chair Professor of Educational Administration at Penn State, where he was also a professor of education and law and the program coordinator of Penn State’s educational leadership program. Dr. Green was the creator of Penn State’s joint degree program in law and education, and ran the Penn State Law and Education Institute, a professional development program for teachers, administrators, and attorneys. He was an associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts, where he also served as the program coordinator of educational administration and Assistant Dean of Pre-Major Advising Services.
Allison Lombardi, Ph.D.
Dr. Allison Lombardi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. She is also a Research Associate in the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability and a Research Scientist in the Center for Behavioral Education and Research. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Special Education Program.
Before joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Lombardi was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. She earned her doctorate from the University of Oregon in Special Education, and she holds an M.A. in Education and B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.