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Dr. Lisa Turissini
Chair, Department of Education; Assistant Professor of Education
Contact Information

Rowley G138
(703) 284-1668

Academic Credentials

B.S., M.B.A., St. John's University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Other Study: George Mason University
Licensure in Secondary English, Commonwealth of Virginia
Teaching Areas:
  • Reading Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching Methods
  • Student-Teacher Seminar
Research Interests:
  • Preparing preservice teachers to be successful in today's classrooms
  • Character education
Dr. Lisa Turissini spent 15 years as a teacher, principal, and executive vice president of schools. As president of an educational consulting company, she conducted staff and faculty development, evaluated educational programs, and developed curricula.
Dr. Turissini joined Marymount in 2004. In addition to teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, she is the education coordinator for the weekend M.Ed. program at Marymount's Reston Center. She also serves as a clinical supervisor for student teachers from both the Main Campus and Reston M.Ed. programs.