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Lisa Harrison

Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Teacher Education
McCracken Hall 309W

Dr. Lisa Harrison holds the B.S. in Mathematics from Spelman College and the M.S.T in Secondary teaching from Pace University. She also holds the Ph.D. in Middle School Education from The University of Georgia.  Dr. Harrison teaches courses in middle childhood education and teacher action research. Additionally, she serves as the Middle Childhood Education program coordinator.  Her major research interests include black young adolescent identity construction, teacher education preparation, and teaching for social justice.

Recent Publications:

Harrison, L. M. (2015). Teaching social justice through mathematics: A self-study of bridging theory to practice. Middle Grades Review, 1(1), 1-13.

Harrison, L. M. (2015). Redefining intersectionality theory through the lens of African American young adolescent girls’ racialized experiences. Journal of Youth and Society. Advance Online Publication DOI: 10.1177/0044118X1556921

Chung, J. Y., & Harrison, L. M. (2015). Toward an ethnic studies critique for teacher education. Multicultural Perspectives, 17(1), 4-12.

Harrison, L. M. (2013). Service learning and its impact on middle level preservice teachers’ learning from field experiences. Research in Middle Grades Education, 8(3), 23-38.

Howley, M., Howley, A., Helfrich, S., Harrison, L., Gillam, M. B., & Safran, J. (2012). A research-focused honors program for high-ability teacher education students. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 35(4), 319-343.

Harrison, L. M. (2010) Black adolescent identity, double-consciousness, and a socio-historically constructed adolescence. In K. Lee & M. Vagle (Eds.), Developmentalism in early childhood and middle grades education: Critical conversations on readiness and responsiveness (pp. 131-148). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.