Background Photo for Lorinda Sankey
Photo of Lorinda Sankey

Dr. Lorinda Sankey Download Lorinda's Contact Card

Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; W.A. & L.K. Richardson Professor of Education; Head of Teacher Education

Department of Education; Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Lorinda Sankey serves Concordia University, Nebraska as Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and Head of Teacher Education, in addition to teaching one course, Teaching the Christian Faith, for those who are preparing to serve as Directors of Christian Education in Lutheran schools and congregations.

Dr. Sankey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Concordia Nebraska, a Master of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in Education Studies from Saint Louis University. Before becoming a faculty member at Concordia, Sankey taught elementary and middle level students for 20 years in Lutheran schools in Florida, Iowa and Illinois.

Dr. Sankey loves excellent teaching—reading about it, learning about it, talking about it, experimenting with it to improve her own teaching, applying research-based models, etc. She also loves spending time with her husband, Dr. Ken Sankey, their three children and children-in-law, all of whom are Concordia Nebraska alumni. She also enjoys growing flowers and gifting bulbs and plants to friends and trying new foods.

I serve with wonderful colleagues in various roles at Concordia who are gifted and deeply committed to the university. Their love for Concordia Nebraska shows every day.