Associate Professor of Psychology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Frank Lane, Ph.D. is a Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science with an emphasis on behavioral and emotional integration at the University of Florida where his doctoral training prepared him for interdisciplinary research; an emphasis that resonates throughout his teaching and research. Dr. Lane has received six training grants through the United States Department of Education to train rehabilitation counseling practitioners on how to assess individuals with disabilities for assistive technology needs. In addition, Dr. Lane is currently a member of a multidisciplinary research team lead by Dr. Phil Troyk, Ph.D. at the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering at IIT that is preparing for the first human trial of an intracortical visual prosthesis. Dr. Lane is engaged in interviewing both prospective candidates and recipients of visual prostheses to determine what information is important to prospective participants of a clinical trial, and as a basis for designing an informed consent process. Dr. Lane has also devoted a portion of his research agenda to issues that focus on professional ethics. In particular, he is interested in the influence of ethical workplace culture on ethical decisions and models that incorporate workplace culture into a counseling practitioner's decision-making.