About Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood has more than 20 years in the field of education. She has had her work published in national journal, and has presented at the American Education Research Association Conference, as well as local, state, national and international conferences. She has additionally served as a publication consultant, contributor, and reviewer. Through qualitative, arts-based research methods Wood’s research aims to emphasize the voices and lived experiences of teachers and the importance of play, art, and creativity. She has received the Indiana University Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, Kappa Alpha Theta Outstanding Professor/Instructor Award, and the Daisy Jones Fellowship Award.
Indiana University, Curriculum & Instruction
M.S., Elementary Education
B.S., Early Childhood Education
Research and Publications
Wood, L.D. (2015). Holding on to play: Reflecting on experiences as a playful K-3 teacher. In Koralek, D. & Charner, K. (Eds.), Spotlight on young children: Exploring play (pp. 87-97). Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.
Wood, L.D. (2014). Professional development resource study guide: Viewpoint. Holding on to play: Reflecting on experiences as a playful K-3 teacher. Next for Young Children 69(2), 1-5.
Wood, L.D. (2014). Viewpoint. Holding on to play: Reflecting on experiences as a playful K-3 teacher. Young Children 69(2), 48-56.
Areas of Expertise
Art & Aesthetic Experience
Arts-based Research Methods
Curriculum & Instruction