Lisa A. Turissini, EdD

Lisa A. Turissini, EdD (no photo)


School of Education

Academic Credentials

EdD, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, St. John’s University; BS, St. John’s University; Virginia teaching licensure in secondary English; Additional graduate coursework, George Mason University


Dr. Lisa Turissini spent 15 years as a teacher, school principal, and executive vice president of schools for a non-profit organization. As president of an educational consulting company, she conducted staff and faculty leadership development, evaluated educational programs, and developed curricula. Lisa (aka Dr. T.) joined Marymount University in 2004 as an adjunct professor and University Supervisor of student teachers. She was the Education Coordinator for the MEd cohort at Marymount’s Reston Center from 2007-2012. In 2013, she joined the full-time faculty as chair of the education department. In 2020, Lisa was appointed Director of the new School of Education in the College of Health and Education.
Lisa is dedicated to preparing the most effective and passionate educators and innovative leaders who are able to serve today’s diverse communities. She teaches and advises both UG and GRAD students. She oversees the teacher preparation programs’ accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) licensure processes and is a CAEP site visitor and VDOE licensing agent. In her spare time, she loves baking, the beaches of Aruba, spending time with her family, and cheering on her favorite baseball team!

Teaching Areas

Pre-service Teacher Preparation; Literacy Across the Curriculum; Leadership Development

Research Interests

Peer Coaching in the Professoriate; Educational Leadership; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Phone: 703-284-1668