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Elisha Lawrence

Dr. Elisha Lawrence

Associate Professor of Education & Assessment Coordinator
Main Campus
Education Building

Dr. Elisha Lawrence came to Campbellsville University in August of 2016. Prior to serving at the university, she taught full-time for thirteen years throughout various school districts across Kentucky as she and her husband served in various church ministries along the way. She gained experience teaching individuals in both private and public schools and has taught ages birth to adult. Dr. Lawrence’s passions in teaching are Language Arts, ESL, and School Counseling. She teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate education programs available through CU’s School of Education and loves the opportunity she has to invest in future teachers.

Dr. Lawrence’s research emphasis has been in preparing teachers for the future teaching of ESL students and in the teaching of Language Arts, as well as school counseling. She has reviewed and edited publications for IGI Global, has recently authored a chapter in a Christian devotional text, and most recently presented to participants at Kappa Delta Pi’s November 2021 Virtual Convocation on the topic of increasing student engagement. In the summer of 2021, she presented to Nelson County’s Option 7 program candidates key topics and resources related to the teaching of Language Arts. Dr. Lawrence continues to research, staying current in the fields in which she teaches as she prepares for future presentations and publications.

Degrees/Certifications: Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Eastern Kentucky University, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) from Campbellsville University, Master of Arts in School Counseling from Western Kentucky University, Endorsements in ESL & Literacy from Eastern Kentucky University, Certification as an Education Program Consultant, Rank One in Elementary Education from Eastern Kentucky University, and Standard Certification in School Counseling from Western Kentucky University,  Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University.

Recent Publications:
Preparing for the teaching of English Language Learners: a comparative study of cultural intelligence from one rural Kentucky University [Doctoral dissertation, Eastern Kentucky University]. (2019). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. (author, peer reviewed).

Recent Presentations: Student Engagement Staying Current, Staying Relevant, & Steering the Course (November, 2021), Kappa Delta Pi Virtual Convocation Conference 2021.

Service to the Profession include Ad-Hoc reviewer for IGI Global publications and University Mentor for School Counseling Interns & Option 6 Candidates.

Campus Committees & Responsibilities:  SOE Assessment Coordinator; Raising Awareness of Bias (Chair); SOE CAEP Standard 4 (Chair); SOE Undergraduate & Graduate Faculty Committees; Education Club Co-Sponsor which includes being the Aspiring Educator & Educator Rising Co-sponsor; Alpha Epsilon Omicron Kappa Delta Pi Co-Sponsor; Campus Safety Committee