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Lisa Friel

Elementary Licensure Coordinator, Professor of Teacher Education

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Dominguez Hall 101H



Ed.D, Northern Arizona University

MA, Northern Arizona University

BA, University of California


Dr. Lisa Friel is a Professor and Elementary Licensure Coordinator for Colorado Mesa University's Center for Teacher Education (CTE). Lisa was a K-12 educator for thirteen years in Hawaii, Ohio, and Arizona before joining CTE in 1998. She currently teaches elementary pedagogy, math methods, and assessment courses. Her research interests include how children learn mathematics and standards-based assessment in K-12 and higher education. Lisa earned her B.A. in Business Economics and Teacher Certification from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her MA in Early Childhood Education and Ed.D in Curriculum Instruction - Elementary Math Education from Northern Arizona University.