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Dr. Lisa Buchanan

Assistant Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education

EB 247
(910) 962-2890 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax

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Elementary Social Studies Kits Loaner Program for area teachers, free of charge:

Courses Taught

EDN 300, Elementary Schools and Practices
EDN 334, Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (K-6)
EDN 340, Reading Foundations (K-6)
EDN 344, Children's Literature
EDN 411, Elementary Internship Supervision
EDN 413, Classroom Management Seminar (K-6)
EDNL 332, Field Experience I EDNL 333, Field Experience I
EDN 524 Action Research in Elementary Schools (M.Ed.)
LIC 501, Research Based Instructional Design and Assessment (MAT)

Professional Service

Reviewer, Teacher Education Quarterly
Guest Reviewer, Social Studies Research and Practice
Guest Reviewer, Georgia Social Studies Journal
American Educational Research Association:
      -Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education
      -Research in Social Studies Education SIG
      -Democratic Education SIG
      -Professional Development Schools SIG
      -Classroom Management SIG                                                           
National Council for the Social Studies:
      -College and University Faculty Assembly
      -Graduate Student Council                                         
International Society for the Social Studies                                                               
North Carolina Council for the Social Studies                                    
North Carolina Technology in Education Society
AERA Reviewer, Conference Proposals
      -Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education)
      -Section 2 (Quality Teaching of PK-12 Students)
      -Division G (Social Context of Schooling)
      -Research in Social Studies Education SIG
      -Democratic Education SIG
      -Professional Development Schools SIG
NCSS, Reviewer, Annual Meeting Conference Proposals
CUFA Reviewer, Graduate Student Forum Conference Proposals
Graduate Forum Campus Liaison
ISSS, Reviewer, Conference Proposals
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro TED Representative, Graduate Student Association
Elon University, M. Ed. Program
      -Reviewer, Graduate Portfolios
      -Committee Member, Program Revisioning
      -Program Recruitment Panelist
Special Education Forum: Panelist/Committee Member
Elementary Education and Dual Certification Program: Cooperating Teacher, 2004-2008

Research Interests

Dr. Lisa Brown Buchanan is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the Watson College of Education at UNC Wilmington. Her research and teaching interests include elementary social studies, interdisciplinary teaching with children's literature, classroom management, teaching with documentary film and discussion, and unpacking contentious topics with preservice teachers. She teaches various undergraduate and graduate elementary methods, curriculum design, and research classes.

Additional Information

2011   Mentor, Teaching Fellows, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2009   AERA Professional Development School SIG Dissertation Mentee Award     
2010   Weymouth Center, Writer in Residence                       
2007   Teacher of the Year Recipient, Audrey Garrett Elementary School    

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