Lisa Brooks, EdD, is a lecturer in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida teaching general methods, mathematics methods, and science methods classes. Her research focuses on helping teachers facilitate student discourse to increase conceptual understanding of mathematics. A former elementary and middle school teacher, Dr. Brooks has been in the education field since 1992. She has also served as an internship supervisor, a new teacher mentor, and a mathematics coach.
Dr. Brooks received the Promoting Regional Improvement in Science and Math (PRISM) Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award. She has written numerous articles for state, national, and international journals and presented at state and national conferences for educators, school leaders, district leaders, and teacher educators.
Dr. Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in mathematics and science education, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a focus on mathematics education, all from the University of Central Florida. A Lockheed Martin Scholar, she is certified in elementary education, primary education, and English for speakers of other languages.