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About Lisa Foster

Dr. Lisa Hall Foster received her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Virginia in 2011 before joining the faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.  Upon completing a three-year fellowship where she developed all fidelity measures and assessments, as well as professional development for Research Assistants and teacher participants in the research study, she served for a year as the Co-PI and Project Director on the What Works Clearinghouse Postsecondary contract with Development Services Group.  In July, she accepted the position of Associate Professor of Education and Chair of Quantitative Research at Liberty University. She is a member of AERA, serving as the current Chair for the Mixed Methods Research SIG, past Program Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. She is the past Awards Chair for the Research on the Superintendency SIG.  She is currently on the Executive Awards Committee for the National Association of the Gifted and Talented.  As a veteran educator (25+ years), she has taught elementary, secondary, and postsecondary.  She has conducted and/or evaluated research in the areas of fidelity, educational leadership, literacy, math, and postsecondary education.  Furthermore, she presents annually at national and international conferences in all of the research areas.


Present Associate Professor of Education, Liberty University School of Education

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Expert panelist for Study on Implementation Sciences with Abt, CEMSE of the University of Chicago, and the Department of Education
  • 2011-2014 Appointment as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • 2012 and 2010 National Association for the Gifted and Talented Elementary Curriculum Design Award for Let’s Plan a Party (math unit), The Magic of Everyday Things (literacy unit-poetry) and Exploration and Communication (literacy unit-research)
  • 2011 Selected for AERA Division B Graduate Student Seminar
  • William P Boyd Emerging Scholars in Leadership and Policy
  • 2010 AERA Division L Travel Stipend Award to attend annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration
  • 2008 Elsie Hughes Cabell Scholar
  • 2006 National Board Certification in World Languages Other than English—Spanish

Contact Information

Lisa  Hall Foster, Ph.D.
Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
School of Education
Lynchburg, VA 24515
(434) 582-7912