Lisa Fitton received her Ph.D. in Communication Science & Disorders in 2018. She is a former Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute of Education Science (IES) fellow and Bilingual Oral Language and Literacy Development & Disorders scholar through the Office of Special Education Programs.
Lisa's research focuses on identifying appropriate assessment and intervention practices to support the needs of minority-language speakers in the United States educational system. She is particularly interested in how research methodology and statistics influence findings, and in developing tools to reduce the gap between high quality research and practice. She is also a certified speech-language pathologist and has specialized in working with Spanish-English speaking children and their families. Lisa is currently working as a post-doctoral scholar at the Florida Center for Reading Research on the Reach Every Reader Project, which is funded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She has accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina beginning in August of 2018.