Lisa A. D’Souza
Assistant Professor of Education (2009)
Department of Education
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1998
M.A. Ed., Wake Forest University, 1999
Ph.D., Boston College, 2009
Dissertation: “Assessing what counts: Learning to teach for pupil learning”
Sample of Courses Taught
American schools in society
History and Social Science in the Elementary Curriculum
Curriculum and Methods in History and Social Science (5-12)
The Middle School: Concept and Curriculum
McQuillan, P.J., Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, J., Shakman, K., Terrell, D., Lam, K., Gleeson, A.M., Mitchell, K. (under review). Teaching Practice and Early Career Decisions: Findings from a Longitudinal Cross-Case Study.
Cochran-Smith, M., McQuillan, P., Mitchell, K., Terrell, D., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shakman, K., Lam, K., Gleeson, A.M. (in press). It’s not just retention: Insights from a longitudinal study of teaching practice and early career decisions.
McQuillan, P.J., D’Souza, L.A., Scheopner, A. J., Miller, G.R., Gleeson, A. M., Mitchell, K., Enterline, S., Cochran-Smith, M. (December, 2009). Reflecting on pupil learning to promote social justice: A Catholic University’s approach to assessment. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 13(2), 157-184.
Dickinson, D., Darrow, C., Ngo, S., D’Souza, L. (2009). Narrowing the Gap Between Potential and Reality: The Challenge of Changing Classroom Conversations. In O. Barbarin & B. Wasik (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Science and Early Education. NY: Guilford Press.
Understanding assessment: From teacher candidate to classroom teacher. New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Bedford, MA. (2011, April).
Teaching practice and early career decisions: Findings from a longitudinal cross-case study. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. (2011, April)
Formative assessment in practice: A longitudinal look at learning to teach for pupil learning. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (2010, May).
Learning to teach as cultural navigation: A longitudinal, cross-case study of teacher learning and career paths. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. (2010, May).
Understanding teaching development and retention: A multidimensional model of career trajectories. New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. (2010, April).
Using evidence to develop and expand the Massachusetts preserice performance assessment. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. (2009, April).
Assessing what counts: Opportunities and outcomes. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. (2008, March).
Getting the pieces in place: From pupil learning to more pupil learning. Paper presented at the third annual meeting of the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network, Denver, CO. (2007, October).
Grants and Awards
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, Assumption College, 2010
Understanding assessment: From teacher candidate to classroom teacher
Other faculty for this department:
- Walsh, Elizabeth,
- Lea, Anthony,
- Keating, Christine,
- Fournier, Michele,
- Freeman, Helen,
- Estaphan, Helen,
- Dion, Kathleen,
- Danker, Anita,
- Arena, Frances,
- Myers, Diane,
- Vander Hart, Nanho S.,
- Stutz, Cathleen K.,
- Mulry, John M.,
- Lawrence, Cynthia,
- Koretz, Ellen,
- Kielbasa, Mary E.,
- Howe, Eric M.,
- Dionis, Chris,