Dr. Lisa Reason earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in 2006. Lisa is a former high school English and journalism teacher and has been teaching and designing instruction/courses at the graduate level since 2004 and chairing dissertation committees since December of 2006. She has been adjunct faculty with Grand Canyon since 2008.Her dissertation focused on transformational and teacher leadership studies and she presented two papers on these topics at the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA) national conference in November of 2006. She also presented on these topics at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) conference in California. Over the last several years, Lisa has been actively studying the impact of brain research and learning theory on leadership. She has been a featured speaker on this topic at the annual conferences for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Reason also co-presented a number of important lectures on this topic in New Zealand for their National Principals Association. This work allowed her to collaborate with educators throughout the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch regions. She also had the opportunity to present on the topic of the collaborative learning strategies to a group of teachers in Leysin, Switzerland.
Dr. Reason has also co-authored an article on the topic of teacher leadership that was published in the February 2007 issue of ASCD's Educational Leadership and in 2008 she co-authored a book entitled Organizational Leadership published through Aspen publishers. Her research on Teacher Leadership was featured in a new book entitled Mirror Images: New Reflections on Teacher Leadership.