Lisa K Richardson, Ph.D.
- PhD, Language Reading and Culture (2006-2013) University of Arizona
- M.A., English (2000-2004) Middlebury College
- B.A., English (1995-1998) Montana State University
Lisa received her doctorate in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona, with a minor in Rhetoric and Composition. Her areas of research include classroom discourse and effective literacy instruction, disciplinary literacies, and the acquisition of academic language and literacy for students who are learning English as an additional language. Her work with immigrant and refugee students in Tucson, AZ, as well as her work with secondary students on a Navajo reservation in NM, inform both her research and teaching. She has spent the past six years working with educators from across the state of Alaska as they pursue their M.Ed. in Reading. Lisa is currently teaching graduate-level courses in literacy for teachers in the Masters of Reading/Reading Specialist program.
One of my favorite things about the field of education is all that I have learned along the way from students, whether in K-12 systems or at the university level. There have been so many moments when I have seen my students’ confidence rise in ways that allow them to take risks as learners, and these are the most impactful moments of all. The candidates I work with are from across the state of Alaska, each with their own unique context, and they are some of the best educators I’ve met in my career.