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EdD, Northern Arizona University
MA, Northern Arizona University
BA, University of California


Lisa Friel, EdD, is a Professor and Elementary Licensure Coordinator for Colorado Mesa University's Center for Teacher Education (CTE). Friel 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 BA in Business Economics and Teacher Certification from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her MA in Early Childhood Education and EdD in Curriculum Instruction - Elementary Math Education from Northern Arizona University.