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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 348 Communication Arts (K-6)
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)
LIC 534 Advanced Social Studies Methods (MAT)

Professional Service

Reviewer: Teacher Education Quarterly, Social Studies Research and PracticeGeorgia Social Studies Journal, Social Studies and the Young Learner
American Educational Research Association:
      -Research in Social Studies Education SIG                                                   
National Council for the Social Studies:
      -College and University Faculty Assembly                                       
International Society for the Social Studies                                                               
North Carolina Council for the Social Studies                                    
North Carolina Technology in Education Society
AERA Reviewer, Conference Proposals
      -Research in Social Studies Education SIG
NCSS, Reviewer, Annual Meeting Conference Proposals
CUFA Reviewer, Graduate Student Forum Conference Proposals
ISSS, Reviewer, Conference Proposals
Watson College of Education Kappa Delta Pi Counselor
CUFA Representative, National Council for the Social Studies House of Delegates
North Carolina Professors of Social Studies Education
CUFA Graduate Student Mentor

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

2013 Recipient, Association of Teacher Educators Emerging Scholars Award
2009 AERA Professional Development School SIG Dissertation Mentee Award   

Kappa Delta Pi