Lisa Fitton is in her fifth year in the Communication Science & Disorders doctoral program and is a former Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute of Education Science (IES) fellow. Her education has focused on the early literacy development of minority language speakers and on research methodology and statistics. She works with students and faculty from multiple departments at FSU and from the Florida Center for Reading Research. Lisa's doctoral studies are currently funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education through the Bilingual Oral Language and Literacy Development grant. Lisa is scheduled to defend her dissertation in February, 2018.
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.