Patricia G. Graner

Research Centers - Center for Research on Learning, Life Span Institute
Project Coordinator
Director of Professional Development
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 708
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Patty Graner serves to support over 2100 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM®) professional developers in the US and internationally and oversees the Professional Development Research Institute. She is the PI for the VA SPDG and oversees all KUCRL SIM related activities. This includes the annual International SIM Conference/KUCRL Learning Conference, regional conferences, and SIM institutes. She has been a SIM professional developer since 1988. She was a classroom teacher for students with disabilities in Pennsylvania and Florida; a district resource teacher, district program planner, and a professional development specialist in Palm Beach County, Florida schools. A founding member of the Strategic Learning Center in Seattle with responsibility for professional development and practice integration, Patty was also the Assistant Director of Education for Casey Family Programs. Her professional interests are inservice and preservice professional learning, secondary literacy, and adolescents with disabilities. ?

Selected Publications

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Learning Disabilities, Minor: Reading, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2007
  • MEd, Special Education, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, 1979
  • BS, Elementary Education, Minor: Special Education, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA, 1975
  • AA, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973

Countdown to

Follow KUCRL 

Facebook Twitter

48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding
Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
Regional leader in technology commercialization
12 graduate programs rank in top 10 nationally among public universities.
—U.S. News & World Report
KU Today