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B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Counseling, Tufts University
Ed.D., Teacher Leadership, Walden University
Janis Peters has had a distinguished teaching career in PAL since 1997 where she has made many notable contributions. She brings many years of teaching and counseling experience to her role and is currently serving as the Coordinator for PAL Student and Parent Concerns. Her interests include students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college and most recently students preparing to transition from college. Her dissertation research focused on transition skills of first year college students with learning disabilities. In addition to teaching in PAL Janis facilitates a monthly student concerns meeting, co-facilitates PAL special events for students, and is a member of the professional development committee. She administers educational evaluations through the Educational Diagnostic Center at PAL. She has taught and coordinated Summer PAL and is currently the coordinator of the new College Search East Program for rising high school seniors and juniors with learning disabilities.
Janis has served on several academic/institutional committees including Diversity Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and Faculty Welfare Committee. She has also presented at workshops on transition skills, mental health issues of students with learning disabilities, and college students with learning disabilities and ADHD.