Lana Collet-Klingenberg Associate Professor, Department Chairperson

  • Office Location: Winther 5034
  • Phone: (262) 472-5380
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  • Department(s): Special Education
Lana Collet-Klingenberg


  • Ph.D. 1996, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, Dissertation: The Reality of Best Practices in Transition: A Case Study of the Transition Process in One Secondary Special Education Program
  • M.S. 1990, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Special Education, Thesis: Facilitating Social Skills Using the Cognitive-Process Approach
  • B.S. 1988, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Special Education


  • Educational best practice, practice-based research, and evidence-based practices in the areas of autism and transition
  • Relationship and effective teaching & learning
  • Educator retention and how it applies to teacher prep


  • Collet-Klingenberg, L., Hribar, K., & Fenwick, D. (2015). Developing Leaders Through Service at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 3(1).

    Collet-Klingenberg, L., Neitzel, J., & LaBerge, Julie. (2012). Power-PALS (Peers Assisting, Leading, Supporting): Implementing A Peer-Mediated Intervention in a Rural Middle School Program. Rural Special Education Quarterly.
  • Collet-Klingenberg, L., & Hanley-Maxwell, C. (2011). Introduction, background, and history. In C. Hanley-Maxwell, & L. Collet-Klingenberg (Eds.), Education: Disability Key Issues and Future Directions (2 – 54)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

  • Hanley-Maxwell, C., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (Eds.).  (2011) Education: Disability Key Issues and Future Directions.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
  • Odom, S. L., Collet-Klingenberg, L., Rogers, S. J., & Hatton, D. (2010). Evidence-based practices in interventions for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Preventing School Failure, 54(4), 275-282.  


  • Instructor - UWW Learning Communities
  • Chair - Treatment Intervention Advisory Committee (TIAC): Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Division of Long Term Care, Department of Health Services, State of Wisconsin