Lisa Owen

Horace Mann Hall (HM) 217
(401) 456-8016
lowen@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. Curriculum and Instruction.
Dissertation: Fostering Constructivism in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. 1993.

M.S. The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Mathematics Education. 1989.

B.A. The University of South Florida, Ft. Myers, FL. Elementary Education. 1986.

Courses Taught

ECED 420 Math:Pre-K-Second Grade
ELED 438 Teach Elementary School Math
ELED 439 Student Teaching Elementary School
ELED 469 Student Teach Seminar In Elementary Education
ELED 491 Senior Honors Project
ELED 510 Research Methods,Analysis,and Applications

Professional Experience

  • Department Chair - Rhode Island College, Elementary Education July 2005-May 2008

  • Assistant to the Chair - Rhode Island College, Elementary Education June 2000-July 2005

  • Associate Professor - Rhode Island College, Elementary Education July 2004-present

  • Assistant Professor - Rhode Island College, Elementary Education 1998-2004

  • Assistant Professor - Nova Southeastern University 1997-1998

  • Instructor (Term position) - The University of Texas at Austin 1994-1997

  • Instructor (Term position) - Louisiana Tech University 1989-1990

  • Middle School Chapter One Teacher - Crawfordville, Florida 1988-1989

  • Elementary Teacher (gr. 3) - Cape Coral, Florida 1986-1988

Professional Organizations

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • American Association of University Women

Publications

Owen, L.B. (2004). Review of Classics In Mathematics Education Research. Teaching Children Mathematics. Reston, VA: NCTM.

Owen, L. B. & Lamb, C. E. (1996). Bringing the NCTM Standards to Life: Best Practices from Elementary Educators. New Jersey: Eye on Education.

Owen, L. B. (1995). Listening to Reflections: A Classroom Study. Teaching Children Mathematics. Vol. 1, 366 – 368.

Lamb, C. E. & Owen, L. B. (1994). Creative Writing Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom. Ontario Mathematics Gazette. Vol. 32, 9 – 12.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Owen, L.B. & Goodrow, A. (2009) Upper Elementary School Students at Risk: How Can We Help Them? Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Boston, MA.

Owen, L.B. (2006) Division: Making Connections Between Whole Numbers and Fractions. Presentation at the Association of Teachers of Mathematics New England, Killington, VT.

Owen, L.B. & Goodrow, A. (2005). Elementary Math Methods: Examining Roles of Preservice and Inservice Teachers. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Denver, CO.

Owen, L.B. & Goodrow, A. (2005). Examining Roles of Preservice and Inservice Teachers. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Hartford, CT.

Owen, L.B. (2005). Partner Sharing: What Do We Learn? Paper on the selected list of alternates for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Owen, L.B. (2004). Looking at Communication in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Presentation at the Annual Conference for the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, Providence, RI.

Owen, L. B. (2004). Elementary School Students and Teachers Assess Writing in Mathematics. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Owen, L. B. (2002). Do I have to make a chart? What do children have to say about solving problems? Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Owen, L. B. (2001). Integrating Assessment Techniques into the Life of an Elementary Classroom. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Orlando, FL.

Owen, L. B. & Pickreign, J. (2000). Why Do We Invert and Multiply? Explore the Link between Fact Families and Common Denominators. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Springfield, MA.

Owen, L. B. (2000). Communication Skills: Developing Mathematics through Journal-Writing in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Canadian Regional Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Owen, L. B. (2000). Promoting Mathematical Writers. Presentation at the 35th Annual Rhode Island Early Childhood Conference, Providence, RI.

Owen, L. B. & Corman, L. W. (2000). Creating Units: A True Integration of Four Subject Areas. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Chicago, IL.

Owen, L. B. (1999). Reading and Response Journaling in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Institutional Service at Rhode Island College

College wide committees

  • Search committee member for HBS principal (2010)

  • Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (2009- present)

  • Enrollment Management Task Force (2004-2005)

  • Chair of Advising Work Group of Enrollment Management Task Force (2004-2005)

  • Curriculum Resources Center Advisory Board (2003-present)

  • Mathematics Working Group (2002-present)

  • Honorary Degrees Committee (2002-2004)

  • Search Committee for Vice President of Academic Affairs (2002)

  • Student Life Chair (2001-2002)

  • Student Life (2000-2002)

  • RIC-AFT Executive Committee (2001-2003)

  • Parking and Traffic (1999-2001)

FSEHD and Departmental committees (ELED)

  • Elementary Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator (2009-present)

  • Search committee member for Reading position (2010)

  • New Teacher Mentoring Project (2009-2010)

  • FSEHD Scholarship Committee (2009-present)

  • Mt. Pleasant Teacher’s Academy (2009-2010)

  • FSEHD Assessment Committee (2008-2009)

  • Retention Committee (2000 to 2005)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) (2000-2005, 2010-present)

  • Search committee Chair for Mathematics Education position (2002)

Service outside Rhode Island College

  • Special Olympics – Cross Country meet: October 2010

  • Reading Week 2010: Read to middle-school students at St. Augustine School in Providence

  • Camp Street Ministries Food Bank, Providence, RI.

  • Advisor to RIC Elementary Education group (2007-2008): Zeta Xi Delta

  • Girl Scouts of Rhode Island –Brownie Leader, Girl Scout Co-Leader: 2003-2005

Other Professional Experience

  • Pawsox: Baseball in Education Days
    ELED 438 faculty and teacher candidates created and implemented activities for the Baseball in Education Days event, May 2010. The Baseball in Education Curriculum for the Pawtucket Red Sox can be found at this site
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/team3/page.jsp?ymd=20080913&content_id=457738&vkey=team3_t533&fext=.jsp&sid=t533

  • Institutional Contact person and Site Coordinator for U.S. TEDS-M 2007 and U.S. TEDS-M 2008 (Teacher Education-Mathematics which is part of the International Study Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA).

  • Objective 1 - Project RITER (Rhode Island Teacher Education Renewal) 2004 – 2008. With two RIC mathematics faculty members, aligned Teacher Preparation math courses and math education courses with GLEs and Praxis II content, looked for gaps then created a mathematics content course and conducted a pilot in January 2008.

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