Kristine Lize

English Education Director; FoRT Coordinator
Teaching & Learning; Office of Academic Affairs: Teaching & Learning

Kristine Lize, PhD serves as the Foundations of Reading Test Coordinator. She collaborates with students interested in obtaining a K-5, special education, or reading teacher license to pass the Foundations of Reading Test (FoRT), through course instruction, tutoring sessions, and oversight of programmatic data both for UWM and the University of Wisconsin System. She also teaches a variety of courses in the Elementary Education and Secondary English Education programs.

Her teaching experiences include teaching high school English and journalism, working with students as a reading specialist, and serving as a secondary literacy coach overseeing district 6-12 literacy. In addition, Dr. Lize has helped prepare pre-service teachers to embed literacy instruction in both the elementary classroom as well as across the disciplines at the secondary level. She has taught graduate level courses for in-service teachers to obtain reading teacher and reading specialist licenses and advised students as they wrote their masters’ theses.

She received her B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her PhD in Language and Literacy from Cardinal Stritch University. Her research interests include disciplinary literacy and literacy assessment.

Foundations of Reading Test