Dr. Lisa McCoy

Dr. Lisa McCoy
Dr. Lisa McCoy


Assistant Professor of Education


Undergraduate Education:

Oakland University – B.S.


Graduate Education:

Piedmont College – Ed.D.

Piedmont College – Ed.S.

Troy University – M.S.


Subject Areas Taught at Brenau:

Developmental Psychology

Teaching Social Studies

Advanced Social Studies Methods


Teaching Philosophy:

First and foremost, I have always believed that all students can and will learn in my classroom.  To accomplish this, I continually strive to be a creative, innovative, enthusiastic and motivational facilitator of learning.  I always challenge my students to do their very best in order to reach their fullest potential.  I endeavor to make learning a purposeful and meaningful activity that provides my students with choices and an opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning.  It is my goal to create a positive learning environment that is conducive to learning.  Finally, as a teacher I believe it is important to possess a willingness and openness to continue learning and growing as an educator.


Academic and Research Interests:

Teacher Education

Teacher Retention

K-5 Effective Teaching Strategies


Academic Affiliations and Leadership Positions Held:

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Council for the Social Studies

International Reading Association

Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Teacher Education Advisory Committee Member

Georgia Association of Teacher Educators