Lori Garnes, PhD

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
Memorial Hall 203
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone: 701-858-3139
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 14, 2021

Lori Garnes

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
Disability Studies
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: attrition
data-based decision-making
peer coaching/mentoring
Education: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Distance Delivery of instruction and services
Teacher Preparation
Positive Behavior Supports
Service: Including people with disabilities into recreational/leisure activities
Community transportation ad hoc committee



2004 PhD, SPED, USU, Logan, UT

1996 MS, SPED: SMH, MSU, Minot, ND

1985 BS, Education, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH



2000 Graduate Faculty status - MSU

1996 ND Professional Teachers License

1985 State of Ohio Professional Teachers License

1987 Therapeutic Intervention Certified

1987 ND Para-educator's Module Series Certified

1983 C.O.P.E. Certified



2-2021 to present, Executive Director, NDCPD at MSU

8-2011 to present,  Associate Professor, MSU

8-2010 to present, Chair of the Special Education, MSU

1-2007 to 5-10,  Assistant Professor, MSU

8-2004 to 8-10,  Principle Investigator; Resident Teacher Grant Program, MSU


1-2005 to Present, GRANT WRITING (Partial)

  • 2009 ND Resident Teacher Program Funded $95,000
  • 2008 SPED Teacher Training Improvement Program Grant Not Funded $494,024
  • 2008 ND Early Int & Early Childhood SPED Pre-service Training Proj. Funded $795,059
  • 2008 ND Resident Teacher Program Funded $95,000 



Allery, J., & Garnes, L., (March, 2009). From Indian girl, to college student, to special education teacher: One person's perspective.

Proceedings of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) 29th Annual Conference, 23-27. Denver, CO.

Garnes, L., Green, J., & Miller, J. (2008). Online IEP Feasibility Study Report. In Japanese Association on Special Education Needs (JASEN), Annual Report 2008.