Lisa O'Brien

Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Education

  • Educational Equity
  • Elementary and emergent bilingual children’s disciplinary literacy
  • Multimodal literacies
  • Technology integration
  • Teacher professional development

My re­search focuses on ways to provide all children equitable opportunities for learning and supporting families and teachers in understanding and implementing these practices. This work includes examining ways to leverage resources (digital and no

  • Educational Equity
  • Elementary and emergent bilingual children’s disciplinary literacy
  • Multimodal literacies
  • Technology integration
  • Teacher professional development

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  • Educational Equity
  • Elementary and emergent bilingual children’s disciplinary literacy
  • Multimodal literacies
  • Technology integration
  • Teacher professional development

Journals (refereed)

  • O’Brien,M., Paratore, J.R., Salinas, A., & Blodgett, S. (under review), Leveraging Multimodal Resources to Support Interdisciplinary Learning: Shifting from participant to co

  • American Educational Research Association Graduate Seminar and Scholarship Award, AERA (2011)
  • Steven Stahl Award, International Reading Association (2011)
  • Women’s Guild Award, Boston University (2011)