Lisa D'Souza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

508-767-7443 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 160

Degrees Earned

B.A., Wake Forest University, 1998
M.A. Ed., Wake Forest University, 1999
Ph.D., Boston College, 2009
Dissertation: “Assessing what counts: Learning to teach for pupil learning”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Schools in American Society
History and Social Science in the Elementary Curriculum
Curriculum and Methods in History and Social Science (5-12)
The Middle School: Concept and Curriculum
Pre-practicum for elementary history methods course

Publications & Editorships

Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Gleeson, A., Viesca, K. (in preparation). Assessing Intercultural Competence in Teacher Candidates.

D’Souza, L.A. & Kulberg, M. (under review). Developing future citizens of America: Integrating meaningful Social Studies in an Era of Accountability.

D’Souza, L. A. (accepted for publication 10/17). Using storied-identity to explore a case study of teacher mediocrity. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research

D’Souza, L. A. (2017). Creating a Community of Learners in a Middle School Methods Course. The Middle School Journal, 48(5), pp. 21-27.

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L.A. (Nov/Dec 2016). Expanding local to global through ESRI story maps. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 29(2), pp.14-16; P1-P4.

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. A. (2016). Reframing a social studies methods course: Preparing elementary teacher candidates for the common core. The Social Studies, 107 (5), pp. 165-170.

Barnatt, J., Gahlsdorf, D., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Gleason, A.M., Viesca, K, Cochran-Smith, M., McQuillan, P., & Shakman, K. (2016). Interpreting Early Career Trajectories. Educational Policy, pp. 1-41. DOI: 10.1177/0895904815625286 -January 12, 2016

D’Souza, L. A. & Gleeson, A.M. (Fall 2014). Preparing Secondary Preservice Social Studies Teachers for the Common Core. The Ohio Social Studies Review, 51(2), pp. 34-44.

D’Souza, L. A. (2014). Bridging the gap for beginning teachers: Researcher as mentor. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 3(2), pp. 171-187.

D’Souza, L.A. (2011/2012). Assessing student learning through guided inquiry: A case study of a beginning teacher. Journal of Education, 192(2/3), 79-87. Published December 2012.

Cochran-Smith, M., McQuillan, P., Mitchell, K., Terrell, D., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shakman, K., Lam, K., Gleeson, A.M (February, 2012). A Longitudinal Study of Teaching Practice and Early Career Decisions: A Cautionary Tale. American Educational Research Journal, published online 1 February 2012. Print edition October 2012.

McQuillan, P.J., D’Souza, L.A., Scheopner, A. J., Miller, G.R., Gleeson, A. M., Mitchell, K., Enterline, S., Cochran-Smith, M. (December, 2009). Reflecting on pupil learning to promote social justice: A Catholic University’s approach to assessment. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 13(2), 157-184.

McQuillan, P.J., Jong, C., D’Souza, L.A., Mitchell, K., Lam, K., Shakman, K., Gleeson, A.M., Enterline, S.,Power, C. & Cochran-Smith, M. (December, 2009). Some pieces that matter in teacher education: The synergy of social justice, Inquiry-Into Practice and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy 1(2), 47-65.

Dickinson, D., Darrow, C., Ngo, S., D’Souza, L. (2009). Narrowing the Gap Between Potential and Reality: The Challenge of Changing Classroom Conversations. In O. Barbarin & B. Wasik (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Science and Early Education. NY: Guilford Press. Published December 2009.

Presentations

D’Souza, L. A. (accepted for May, 2018). Does the first-year matter? Cultural intelligence and the classroom experience. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. 

Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L.A., Gleeson, A.M., Viesca, K. (accepted for May, 2018). Pragmatics in Practice: International Teachers Unlocking the Rules of Dialogue 

D’Souza, L. A. (2017, April). Teacher mediocrity: A narrative case study approach. Paper presented at New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. 

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. (2016, Dec). Expanding Local to Global through Esri Story Maps. Presented at NCSS – National Council for Social Studies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. A. (2016, Dec). Building C3 Inquiry Skills in Elementary Classrooms through Local History. Paper to be presented at NCSS – National Council for Social Studies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 

D’Souza, L. A. & Kullberg, M. (2016, May). Developing future citizens of America: Integrating Meaningful Social Studies in Common Core Standards. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. 

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. A. (2016, May). Assessing Cultural Competence: Understandings of Teacher Cultural Intelligence. Roundtable presentation at the New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. 

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. (accepted Nov 2015). Reframing a social studies methods course: Preparing elementary teacher candidates for the common core. Paper to be presented at CUFA/College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 

Invited Plenary Presentation for Rubovits award at the New England Educational Research Organization – April 29, 2015. Figured Worlds of Learning To Teach: Interpreting Early Career Trajectories. Presented with Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell. 

Gleeson, A.M. & D’Souza, L. (May 2015). Elementary Social Studies and the Common Core: Preparing Teacher Candidates to Meet the Demands. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. 

Barnatt, J., Terrell, D.G., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Gleeson, A.M. (to be presented April, 2015). Figured Worlds of Learning to Teach: Identity and Disequilibrium in Early Career Trajectories. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

D’Souza, L. & Gleeson, A.M. (2014, November). Preparing Preservice Secondary History Teachers for Common Core. Paper to be presented at the CUFA/College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 

D’Souza, L., Gleeson, A. M. (2014, May). Preparing Novice Secondary History/Social Studies Teachers for the Common Core. Paper presented at the New England Education Research Organization Annual Meeting. Mount Snow, VT. 

Terrell, D. G., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Gleeson, A.M. (2014, May). Figured Worlds of Learning to Teach: Interpreting Early Career Trajectories. Paper presented at the New England Education Research Organization Annual Meeting. Mount Snow, VT. 

D’Souza, L. (2014, April). Researcher as mentor: Bridging the gap. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 

D’Souza, L. (2013, April). Sustaining mediocrity in the classroom: Whose responsibility is it? Presented at the New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. 

D’Souza, L. (2013, February). Bridge over Troubled Water: Researcher bridges gap from student of teaching to teacher of students. Presented at the University of Pennsylvania Ethnography in Education Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 

D’Souza, L. (2012, April). Inquiry into Assessment: A five-year analysis of one teacher’s practice. Presented at the New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. 

D’Souza, L. (2011, April). Understanding assessment: From teacher candidate to classroom teacher. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Bedford, MA. 

McQuillan, P, Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Shakman, K., Terrell, D., Lam, K., Gleeson, A.M., Mitchell, K. (2011, April). Teaching practice and early career decisions: Findings from a longitudinal cross-case study. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

D’Souza, L. (2010, May). Formative assessment in practice: A longitudinal look at learning to teach for pupil learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 

Cochran-Smith, M.., McQuillan, P., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Lam, K., Shakman, K., Terrell, D. (2010, May). Learning to teach as cultural navigation: A longitudinal, cross-case study of teacher learning and career paths. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 

D’Souza, L. & Terrell, D. (2010, April). Understanding teaching development and retention: A multidimensional model of career trajectories. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. 

Enterline, E., Loftus, F., D’Souza, L., Barnatt, J. (2009, April). Using evidence to develop and expand the Massachusetts preserice performance assessment. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 

D’Souza, L. (2008, March). Assessing what counts: Opportunities and outcomes. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. 

McQuillan, P.J. & D’Souza, L. (2007, October). Getting the pieces in place: From pupil learning to more pupil learning. Paper presented at the third annual meeting of the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network, Denver, CO. 

D’Souza, L. (2007, April). Assessing assessment: Learning to teach for pupil learning. Presented at the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH. 

D’Souza, L., Miller, G., McQuillan, P., Scheopner, A., Mitchell, K., Gleeson, A.M., Cochran-Smith, M. (2007, April). Reflecting on pupil learning: Growing as a teacher. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 

D’Souza, L., Miller, G., Barnatt, J. (2006, April). Sixty days of support: The Summer Start mentoring program. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Organization. San Francisco, CA. 

Miller, G. & D’Souza, L. (2006, April). The Summer Start mentoring program: A mixed-methods study. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Organization. San Francisco, CA. 

Cochran-Smith, M., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Jong, C., Miller, G., Shakman, K. (2006, April). Studying learning to teach. Presented at the New England Educational Research Organization. Portsmouth, NH. 

D’Souza, L., Miller, G., Barnatt, J. (2005, April). Summer Start study: Sixty days of support. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research Organization. Northampton, MA. 

Fanelli, S., & Andries (D’Souza), L. (2005, February). Teacher change in the early childhood classroom. Paper presented at the University of Pennsylvania Ethnography Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Grants and Awards

Developing Future Citizens of America: Repositioning Social Studies Education in an Era of Accountability - 2016 Assumption College Grant

Preparing Pre-Service Elementary Teachers for using the Common Core Standards in History and Social Studies - 2014 Assumption College Grant

Rubovits award recipient (2015) – New England Educational Research Organization’s Best Paper from 2014 conference

Terrell, D. G., Barnatt, J., D’Souza, L., Gleeson, A.M. (2014, May). Figured Worlds of Learning to Teach: Interpreting Early Career Trajectories. Paper presented at the New England Education Research Organization Annual Meeting. Mount Snow, VT.

Bridging the gap for beginning teachers - 2012 Assumption College Grant

Understanding assessment: From teacher candidate to classroom teacher - 2010 Assumption College Grant

Professional Affiliations

New England Education Research Association 2005 - Present

Association for Middle Level Education 2013- Present

National Council for Social Studies/College & University Faculty Assembly 2013- Present

American Education Research Association 2003-2015

Professional Service

Invited Editor-at-large of journal - Today’s Catholic Teacher – June 2016- present

New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference Proposal Reviewer – Dec. 2015

New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Conference Discussant and Chair – April 2015 

American Educational Research Organization (AERA) Conference Session Chair – April 2014

Invited Conference Proposal Reviewer for the Catholic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Organization (AERA) – 2013

Journal Reviewer- International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, University of Brighton, UK. 

Journal Reviewer – Current Issues in Education, Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

New England Education Research Organization (NEERO) Conference Discussant/Chair – April 2012

Dissertation committee member for Anthony Zavagnin

Dissertation committee member for Katherine Petta

Dissertation committee member for Rita MacDonald-Jarvis

Invited speaker March 2011, Boston College, EDU851 graduate-level course on qualitative research methods.

Research Projects

Qualitative Case Study Research Group Member, continuing member of long-term qualitative research group exploring a theory of teacher education. May 2005- present

  • Collaborative team member of on-going research project. Team members continue to work together from institutions nation-wide- Assumption College, Colby-Sawyer College, Boston College, Elon University, Saint Anselm, University of Colorado at Denver, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Kentucky, Education Development Center, and Primary Source.
  • Responsible for collecting data and maintaining ongoing relationship with two research participants
  • Research team published one article in AERJ – American Educational Research Journal (Oct 2012)- one of the most prestigious journals in the field of education.
  • A second article was published in Educational Policy (Jan 2016) - a premier journal

Doctoral Research Fellow, Teachers for a New Era, Boston College, June ’07-May ’09. Team Leader: Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith

  • Responsible for overseeing activities of the Teachers for a New Era Evidence Team including preparing reports and work plans, designing seminars, workshops and presentations, and overseeing research activities for six major evidence-gathering projects.
  • Supervised Evidence Team graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Collaborated with team members to integrate evidenced-based initiatives into University practices
  • Focused analyses on issues surrounding teacher retention using the diverse collection of research projects completed by the Evidence Team

Research Assistant, Teachers for a New Era, Boston College, Lynch School of Education, January ’04 – May ‘09

Qualitative Case Study, May ’05 – May ‘09

  • Team member on four-year longitudinal research project designed to investigate the process of learning to teach through qualitative case studies of twenty-two Master’s students.
  • Worked collaboratively with team on research design, interview protocols, observation protocols, and extensive cross-case data analysis.
  • Conducted interviews and observations of three participants over a four year period.

Clinical Practice Team, January ’04 – May ‘05

  • Conducted research on mentoring and induction for Boston College teacher education graduates during their first three years in the classroom, facilitated and organized monthly meetings for team, as well as planning and facilitating the Summer Start Institute in August, 2004.

Research Assistant – October ’03- May ’05- conducted observations and interviews for an early childhood language and literacy curriculum intervention. Supported paraprofessionals in book reading and meal-time conversations with pre-school students.