Lori Ryan, PhD. is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development since 2013 with an emphasis on early childhood, educational leadership, equity and inclusion. Lori’s teaching, research, coaching, and consulting focus on building the capacity of teachers and leaders. She co-directs the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program and works with community partners to nurture the growth of teacher candidates at the undergraduate level and graduate levels, including role as lead faculty in the SEHD partnership with Boulder Journey School. Lori has been in relationship with the educators of Reggio Emilia since 1992, and serves as on the Ph.D. Board of Reggio Child Studies, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.