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Lisa Aker



Office: 414B Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-7647
Email: ldaker@clemson.edu
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction-Literacy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 2018

Ed.S. Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaching
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 2011

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 2007

B.S. Early Childhood Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 2006

Profile

Lisa D. Aker is a literacy faculty member for the Clemson University College of Education. Lisa teaches face-to-face pre-service undergraduate courses in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She also teaches graduate courses in the Clemson University online Literacy M.Ed. Program. She is a former elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach. She received her Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Lisa’s research focuses on teacher professional development, literacy coaching, early literacy intervention, and metacognition. Her research has been published in The Reading Teacher, Reading in Virginia, Effective Practices in Online Teacher Preparation for Literacy Educators, and Best Practices for Literacy Leaders Key to School Improvement: 2nd Edition. Lisa also serves as the co-editor for Literacy Matters: The Journal of the Palmetto State Literacy Association.

Courses Taught

EDLT 4580-Early Literacy Birth to Kindergarten
EDLT 4590-Teaching Reading in Early Grades (K-3)
EDLT 4600-Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades (2-6)
EDLT 4610-Content Area Reading Grades 2-6
EDLT 8100-Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8120-Assessment in Reading and Writing
EDLT 8150-Guided Reading and Writing
EDLT 8160-Instructional Practicum: Differentiated Instruction for Literacy Learners
EDLT 8180-Organization, Administration, and Supervision in Literacy
EDLT 8260-Foundations of ESOL Instruction

Research Interests

Teacher Professional Development
Literacy Coaching
Early Literacy
Reading Intervention
Family Involvement

Links

Literacy Matters Journal