In her role as Assistant Professor, Dr. Jenalee Hinds (formerly Jenalee Lentz) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, differentiated instruction, and educational evaluations. She also holds the responsibility of mentoring and supervising student teachers, and being part of the state support committee team.

Prior to Lourdes University, Dr. Hinds was an intervention specialist and a remedial math specialist at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. For nearly two decades, she has taught at the middle school, high school and post-secondary levels. She has extensive online teaching experience having developed several online teaching platforms and modules for United States K-12 teachers for the purpose of teaching children in China to speak English, writing, math, science, social studies, history (American), and life skills. Dr. Hinds holds several licensures and certifications.

Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics and a Masters of Art in Education in Intervention Specialist in Mild to Moderate Disabilities from the University of Findlay, she earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education from The University of Toledo. As part of her Ph.D. training, she focused on the impact testing scenarios have on children with a learning disability and how to improve these outcomes.


Administration and Supervision Licensure (PK-12)

Intervention Specialist Licensure with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12)

Elementary Education Licensure (grades 1-8 all subjects)



TESOL Certification

Personal Training Certification



Jenalee A. Hinds and Edward Cancio. The Relationship of the Stress and Test Anxiety in Children with a Learning Disability


Manuscripts in Writing

Jenalee A. Hinds and Edwin Sanchez. The involvement of stress hormones in children with learning disabilities.


Abstracts and Conferences

Jenalee A. Hinds and Edwin Sanchez. The involvement of stress hormones in children with learning disabilities. University of Toledo Graduate Student Research Forum, Spring 2015

Jenalee A. Hinds, Edward Cancio and Edwin Sanchez. Increased stress hormones in children with learning disabilities alters test taking abilities. Ohio Physiological Society, Fall 2015

Hamer, L., Bouyer, A., Aldosiry, N., Alsayyari, H., Ariss, L., Behl, M. Branch, J. Breymaier, S., Champa, M., Chandler, C., French, C., Hoff, R., Intagliata, A., Kregel, E., Krise, K., Kuzubova, K., Lentz, Jenalee., Namatovu, W., Rosales, J., Stuve, C., Stuve, M., Vance, L., Walters, A., Weaver, J., Wertenberger, A., & Yang, J. (2013, December). The Civil Rights Movement in Toledo: What does it mean for us in 2013? The March on Washington 50 years later. Paper presented at the Padua Center, Toledo, Ohio. (invited)


Member, Rigorous Curriculum for Common Core Standards

Member, Findlay City Schools Curriculum Committee

Member, Spirit Committee

Member, Ohio Educational Grant Committee


Professional Community

Member, Ohio Physiological Society

Member, Ohio Education Association

Member, Findlay Education Association



Ambassador, Medical Research Society at The University of Toledo

Coordinator and Bereavement Volunteer, Toledo Hospital