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Academic Skills Specialists
Lori Saxby

Lori Eggers Saxby has been an educator for over 30 years, with 20 years at the college level. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Education degree as a reading specialist from the University of Louisville. She is a 2008 graduate of the Kellogg Institute and has earned her certification as a developmental education specialist. Lori joined the University of Southern Indiana in 1999 and is currently the Reading Specialist.  She has taught and supervised courses in reading, study strategies, vocabulary, and career planning and has facilitated the Success Series Workshops.  Currently, she supervises the reading program, teaches developmental (GENS 099) and college reading strategy courses (GENS 151) and tutors for the reading comprehension component of the Praxis I.  She is a member of the National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) and the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) where she serves as Professional Development Coordinator, an ex-officio board member position.  Lori continues her love of and commitment to the teaching of reading by serving as a volunteer tutor trainer and board member for The Literacy Center, a non-profit agency committed to improving basic adult literacy in the community.

Reading Specialist
ED 1113
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-464-1743
Email:Lori Saxby
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of Kentucky
  • M.Ed., Reading Specialist, University of Louisville
2006 to present

Reading Specialist, Academic Skills, University of Southern Indiana (USI), Evansville, IN

2003 to 2006      Study Skills Specialist, Academic Skills, University of Southern Indiana (USI), Evansville, IN
1999 to 2003

Developmental Educator in Study Skills/Reading,
Academic Skills, University of Southern Indiana (USI), Evansville, IN

1993 to 1996 Student Teaching Supervisor and Seminar Coordinator 
Department of Field Experiences, University of Kentucky
1988 to 1993 College Reading and Developmental Writing Adjunct Instructor, Lexington Community College, Lexington, Kentucky

1986 to 1987

Reading and Math Tutor, Sylvan Learning Center, Louisville, Kentucky

1980 to 1983

Elementary Teacher, Daviess County Public Schools, Owensboro, Kentucky: Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Remedial Reading (2nd-8th)

1976 to 1980

Elementary Teacher, Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, Kentucky  Second Grade

  • Technology Institute for Developmental Educators (TIDE), Summer 2010
    • Completed training in utilizing technology in education 
  • The Kellogg Institute, Summer 2008
    • Attained certification as a Developmental Education Specialist; Practicum Research Project, Using a Comparative Study to Determine the Efficacy of a College Reading Strategy Course,
      rated “Outstanding” by Dr. Hunter Boylan and placed in Resource Library
  • Blackboard Certificate Training, completed December, 2002
  • Summer Institute for Online Teaching and Learning, Summer 2001
    • Completed inaugural online institute training for USI faculty
  • State of Indiana General Elementary Teaching  Life Certificate, issued May 1999
    • General Elementary and endorsements in Kindergarten,
      Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies grades 1-9
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Elementary Teaching Life Certificate, issued August 1979
    • Certified in Kindergarten and Elementary grades
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)

    • Professional Development Coordinator, 2010 to present
    • Ex-officio board member, 2010 to present
    • Co-Director of CRLA Ohio River Valley Region, 2007-2010
  • National Association of Developmental Education (NADE)
  • Phi Delta Kappa, initiated April, 1995
2008 – Present USI Faculty Development Advisory Board 
Center for Academic Creativity inaugural committee member
2009 - Present F.A.C.T. consultant (Formal Assessment of Classroom Teaching)

May 2005

Getting to the Core participant 

Summer 2000

Bonding Through Books initiative inaugural committee member
1999 to 2010 Success Series Workshops facilitator

Served on various search committees as member and chair


Hickey, J. and Suter, L. (2002).  Motivating Students to be the CEO of their Learning.  St. Louis, MO:  National College Learning Center Association Annual Conference.

Saxby, L. (2007).  Managing Disruptive Classroom Behavior:  A Piece by “Peace” Approach.  Nashville, IN:  National Association of Developmental Education Annual Conference.

Fithian, C., Flake, P., and Saxby, L. (2008).  Effective Conflict Management:  Proactive Steps to a PEACEful Learning Environment.  Cleveland, OH:  College Reading and Learning Association Annual Conference.

Saxby, L.  (2009). Inch by Inch:  One Reading Program’s Evolution.  Richmond, VA: College Reading and Learning Association Annual Conference.

Saxby, L. and Wittmer, C. (2010).  From Principles to Practice:  Guiding Adjuncts Toward Success.  Salt Lake City, UT: College Reading and Learning Association Annual Conference

  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
    • Kellogg Institute scholarship winner (2007)
    • CRLA Distinguished Teaching Award (2009-2010)
  • National Association of Developmental Education (NADE)
    • Kellogg Institute scholarship winner (2008)
Suter, L. (2003) College Reading:  Kickin’ It Up A Notch.  Newburgh, IN:  Castle High School faculty.
Suter, L.  (2003) Myths About College.  Evansville, IN:  North High School students.
Suter, L. (2003)

Using the Newspaper in the Tutoring Process.  Evansville, IN:  The Literacy Center tutors.

Saxby, L.  (2005) The Three R’s of Learning:  Reduce, Rehearse, Review.  Evansville, IN:   Howard Roosa Elementary School after-school faculty.
Saxby, L. (2009)

Teaching Online:  A Workshop for Faculty.  Louisville, KY:  Spalding University faculty.

Suter, L. (2002)  Online Education – What’s It All About?  Evansville, IN:  Academic Skills and University Division Advising faculty, University of Southern Indiana.     
Saxby, L. (2004)

Introduction to Power Point and Introduction to Blackboard.  Evansville, IN:  Academic Skills faculty.

Saxby, L. (2005)

Taking Meeting Minutes.  Evansville, IN:  USI Support Staff

Fall 1999 to present

Success Series workshops – topics include note taking, college reading strategies, studying for finals, managing money, surviving college studies, college survival basics, using graphic organizers.


Classroom presentations:  UNIV (Note taking), HIST 102 (Note taking)

May 2009 to present

Reading workshops:   Textbook reading strategies (History courses; History faculty)
  • Getting to the Core:  What is Developmental Education
  • Getting Students to Do the Reading (New faculty, August 2009, 2010)

Golf Howell Par-3 Ladies Golf Club, Evansville, IN, President (2009-present)
Adult Literacy

The Literacy Center, Evansville, IN

  • A non-profit agency whose mission is to improve basic adult literacy in the community by matching adult nonreaders with volunteer tutors to attain student goals.
  • Served as Chair and Vice-chair of the Board of Directors, tutor, tutor trainer, fundraising committee chair, grant writer, public relations committee/chair, nominating committee member, volunteer orientation presenter, newsletter writer and editor.



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