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Trevor Lane

Title: Associate Professor and State Specialist
Company: Washington State University Extension
Location: Spokane, Washington, United States

Trevor Lane, Associate professor and state specialist at Washington State University Extension, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Lane is a dynamic educator, leader, and community advocate with a rich and diverse background spanning education, music, entrepreneurship, and military service. His academic journey includes earning a Doctor of Education in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California in 2018, a Master of Science in educational leadership from Oklahoma State University in 2007, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Drake University in 1996.

With a commitment to lifelong learning, Dr. Lane has embarked on a multifaceted career path, serving as associate professor and state specialist at Washington State University Extension. He has also been deeply involved in academia, previously holding roles as assistant professor and county director at Washington State University. Dr. Lane’s professional journey is marked by innovation and creativity, which is evident in his founding roles with the Backwoods Music and Camping Festival and Outlaw Entertainment Group. Additionally, his military service as a mechanic and Seabee in the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1999 reflects his commitment to service and duty.

Driven by a passion for learning and service, Dr. Lane attributes his success to his persistent commitment to mastering the art of learning. His professional journey underscores his resilience and adaptability, navigating diverse industries and challenges with determination and creativity. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is actively engaged in civic and community activities, serving as a scout leader with the Boy Scouts of America and cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 61. His dedication to education and mentorship is reflected in his leadership roles within academic and professional organizations.

Looking ahead, Dr. Lane is focused on expanding his consulting firm and supporting his son through college while maintaining his university affiliation. He is passionate about advocating for economic mobility and educational opportunities, envisioning a future where the Learning and Employment Record empowers individuals worldwide. His life motto, “Learn, Serve, and Lead,” reflects his unwavering dedication to education, community, and lifelong learning. As a Choctaw descendant, he remains deeply connected to his indigenous heritage, leveraging his experiences to foster academic growth and advancement opportunities within Native American communities.

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