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Lisa Pray

Professor of the Practice, English Language Learners, Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Pray received her M.Ed and Ph.D. from Arizona State University. Dr. Pray’s research interests include analysis of language assessments given to English language learners, issues involving English language learners in special education, appropriate classroom pedagogy for English language learners, and curriculum and program development for teachers of English language learners.  In addition, she has researched and published articles related to the professional development of teachers of English language learners and has received teaching excellence awards at Utah State University and Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca Mexico. When asked to speak about her experiences, Dr. Pray states, “As faculty in Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, I have the great privilege to work with brilliant and dedicated scholars, students and faculty alike, who are devoted to improving the educational opportunities of learners of all ages.”