Elizabeth “Lisa” Testa is an associate professor in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate coursework on teaching and learning, as well as courses in English education and literacy. She works closely with many local K-12 partners, providing opportunities for pre-service teachers to gain clinical field experiences in secondary schools. Her research interests include studying teacher education and pre-service teachers’ conceptions of teaching writing.
Ph.D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Literacy and English Education, The University of Akron, M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Literacy and English Education, The University of Akron, B.A. in English with a minor in Writing, Kent State University
2018 Director’s Award for Juvenile Court programming, Ohio Department of Youth Services