Prof. Lane teaches courses in public administration and public policy; his scholarly focus is the effective management of public, nonprofit, and educational institutions. He is also a Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, where he has served as Chairperson of the Department of Public Administration and Program Director of the Executive Masters of Public Administration program. In the mid-1970s, he was Staff Director of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education; in 1981-82, he was President of the New York State Political Science Association. In 1984, he was named Outstanding Academic in Public Administration by the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. His scholarly work includes two anthologies: Current Issues in Public Administration, 6th edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999), which is used in colleges and universities across the country, and Managing State and Local Government (St. Martin's Press, 1980). For his 1983 article, "Higher Education and Public Policy in New York," he received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in writing about education from the New York State United Teachers. His other publications include: "Organizational Analysis and Management Improvement," in The Nonprofit Organization Handbook, 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 1988), and "Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations," for which he won the Laverne Burchfield Award for the best book review essay in Public Administration Review in 1980. He has also been Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and Visiting Professor of Public Administration at the University of Vermont.