Faculty Instructor
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Educational Leadership
227 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall

Lisa joins Orlean Beeson School of Education this fall as an instructor in the doctoral program after 34 years in the K-12 education field.  She has served as an adjunct instructor, doctoral committee member, committee chair, and writing coach for the University of Montevallo and Samford University for more than 10 years. She will be teaching in the Educational Leadership program and working with doctoral students on the dissertation process.  Lisa earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Secondary Education - English Language Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and holds Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education degrees in Educational Leadership from Samford University.  

Specialized skills include Franklin Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 4MAT Instructional Design, Executive Coaching, and Instructional Coaching. Lisa is currently pursuing a certificate in Educational Research through the University of Illinois and an International Coaching Federation coaching certificate through Results Coaching Global.  

Degrees and Certifications

  • BS Secondary Education-English Language Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MA Secondary Education-English Language Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • EdS, Samford University
  • EdD, Samford University

Awards and Honors

  • 2000 graduate of Learning Forward Professional Learning Academy
  • 2015 Samford University Learning for Life Award
  • 2017 graduate of Learning Forward Instructional Coaching Academy


  • Board member of Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
  • Treasurer and awards committee chair for the Alabama Association for Curriculum Development and Supervision (AASCD)
  • Trial secretary for Jefferson-St. Clair County Schutzhund Association
  • Treasurer for Central Alabama Schutzhund Association
  • Challenge Member of the Samford Legacy League