Kristine Lize, PhD, serves as the Director for the Education Resource Center. She oversees operation of the Education Resource Center and focuses on helping students prepare for coursework and assessment related to teaching. She also 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.
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 bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her masters 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.