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Lisa A. Brown

  • Assistant Professor
    Education Program
  • Assistant Professor
    Graduate Reading

My name is Lisa Ann Brown. I am born and raised in Erie. For as long as I can remember, I have had the desire to be a teacher. I believe it is an absolute privilege to be an assistant professor who works with our future educators. For the last 20 years I have had various teaching positions. This, I believe has served as an incredible asset because it has allowed me to have understanding of all of small cogs of responsibilities that keep the educational machine turning. As a result, I have been able to share what I have learned to those who feel the calling to educate.
Of all of the important components of education, literacy is what makes my heart beat a bit faster. It is the area of education that supports all other contents, but even more importantly, supports independent learning. I always say to my students that I am well-aware of a fraction of my specialty area and can easily impart that to them, but having the ability to research and find further information that satisfies their own curiosity is invaluable.
As a new member of the Gannon School of Education, I have found our programs to be rigorous and wonderfully engaging. Our students are truly being prepared for the “real world” and I feel proud to be a part of their process and support.
Outside of my educational life, I enjoy time spent with my family. My husband and I enjoy working in the garden and hiking with our pup, Hamilton. My son and daughter are both grown and married to the people that encourage them to be their very best. Each couple have provided us a grandchild which has made me an incredibly proud Mimi. I could not be more blessed.

  • Supervisor of Curriculum 2021
  • Middle School Language Arts 2006
  • Reading Specialist 2004
  • Elementary Education 2001

Before coming to Gannon, I taught at Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania (Now PennWest) The following are courses taught there:


  • 102 College Reading and Study Skills
  • 341 Early Childhood Curriculum I: Language and Literacy


  • READ 702 Reading and the Special Needs Student
  • READ 704 Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum: Design and Implementation
  • READ 706 Foundations of Literacy: Theory and Instruction
  • READ 707 Content Literacy
  • READ 709 Literacy Difficulties: Assessment and Intervention
  • READ 712 Reading Clinic
  • SEDU 607 Reading in the Secondary Schools
  • EDUC788 Research in Education

Gannon Courses Taught:

  • EDCR 321 Methods/Materials/Instruction
  • ECED 200 Early Language Literacy Development
  • ECED 303 Concepts/Methods of Instruction: Literacy/Reading 2-4
  • MLED 301 Literacy Development Strategies and Assessment 
  • D. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Research focus: Metacognitive Reading, August 2009 
  • M. Ed in Reading, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Thesis focus: Interactive Writing, July 2004
  • B.S. in Elementary Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania completed, May 2001

General McLane School District

Literacy Coach for James W. Parker Middle School Literacy Coach, Curriculum Writer, MTSS Coordinator

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor for the Graduate Reading Program in the Professional Studies Department
Assistant Professor for the Elementary Education Department

General McLane School District

Literacy Coach for James W. Parker Middle School Literacy Coach, Curriculum Writer

Millcreek Township School District

Literacy Coach for Special Education RIF Program Coordinator
4th Grade teacher - Chestnut Hill
5th Grade teacher - Belle Valley 

Kindergarten teacher - Tracy School

Language Arts teacher - Tracy School