CURRICULUM VITAE

Lisa H. Matherson

339 Pine Ridge Drive
Moundville, Alabama 35474
(205) 242-7422
lhmatherson@gmail.com

CURRENT POSITION
• Clinical Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, Social Sciences, The
University of Alabama.
EDUCATION
• 2012, August

2005, December

2000, May

1988, May

Ed.D. – The University of Alabama, Secondary
Education, Social Sciences, Curriculum and
Instruction.
• Dissertation Title: A Case Study of How and If a
Professional Development Program Builds
Teachers’ TPACK Model of Instruction
• Dissertation Committee: Dr. Elizabeth Wilson
(Chair), Dr. Vivian Wright, Dr. Dee Goldston, Dr.
Aaron Kuntz, Dr. Michael Lovorn
M.A. – The University of Alabama, Secondary
Education, Social Sciences (Comprehensive).
B.S. – The University of Alabama, Secondary
Education, Social Sciences (Comprehensive).
A.A.S. – Shelton State Community College, General
Business (Concentration in Information Sciences).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• 2013 – Present
The University of Alabama, Clinical Assistant
Professor of Social Sciences Education
• 2012 – Present
The University of West Alabama (Adjunct Instructor)
• 2003 – 2013
Paul W. Bryant High School (Tuscaloosa City
Schools)
• 2002 – 2003
Central High School, West Campus (Tuscaloosa City
Schools)
• 2002 – 2003
The Capitol School (Tuscaloosa – Summer School)
• 2000 – 2002
Warrior Academy (Eutaw, AL)

CERTIFICATION/QUALIFICATION
• Certification: Certified Class A in the state of Alabama for secondary social
sciences.
• Qualification: Highly qualified to teach in the state of Alabama, per the
specifications of the No Child Left Behind Act.
COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
• CSE 390 – Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools
• The course focuses on evaluating teaching and learning behaviors and on
general teaching competencies.
• CSE 487 – Teaching Secondary Social Science (W) (C)
• This  course  will  use  a  reflective  teaching  model  for  examining  the  history,  
issues,  and  contemporary  practices  related  to  teaching  middle-­‐  and  high-­‐  
school  social  science.  
• CSE 493 – Diversity Seminar
• A  reflective  teaching  model  will  be  used  to  explore  differences  in  race,  class,  
gender,  and  academic  achievement  as  they  affect  classroom  interaction  and  
academic  success.  
• CSE 530 – Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education
• The evolving secondary school and its program, with emphasis on
analysis of current trends that directly affect modern school practices in a
societal context.
• CSE 587 – Teaching Secondary Social Science
• Theories and methods of teaching social studies in secondary schools,
including examination and exploration of instructional materials, various
technologies, constructivist methods, and assessments.
• CSE 564 – Improving Social Science Instruction
• Exploration and examination of methods and materials for improving social
studies instruction. Focuses on teaching for diverse learners, constructivist
methods, critical thinking, interdisciplinary teaching, and various
technologies as they apply to secondary social studies classrooms.
• CSE 595 – Practicum
• Focuses on analysis and performance of teaching strategies and the
evaluation of teaching-learning problems.
• CSE 664 – Improving Social Science Instruction
• Focuses on curriculum and research in social studies education, including
materials development and current issues in the field.
COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FOR THE OFFICE
OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
• CEE 516 – Teaching Social Science in the Elementary School
• The  focus  is  on  current  trends  in  elementary  social  studies,  with  particular  
attention  to  innovative  instructional  modes  and  to  relating  learning  to  the  
learners'  social  environment.  

CSE 564 – Improving Social Science Education
• Exploration and examination of methods and materials for improving social
studies instruction. Focuses on teaching for diverse learners, constructivist
methods, critical thinking, interdisciplinary teaching, and various
technologies as they apply to secondary social studies classrooms.
Courses were taught online for Salvador, Brazil and Asunción, Paraguay

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILTIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
• LiveText FEM Pilot at Northridge High School (Spring 2015)
• CSE 489 – Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools (W) (C)
• CSE 497 – Internship in Secondary Education
• CSE 592 – Fieldwork in Secondary Education
• Liaison for the Middle/Secondary Clinical Master Teacher Program
• Coordinated travel, lectures by Professor at the University College of Dublin,
and supervised 13 students for the Capstone International Center in an
Ireland Study Abroad Experience.
SERVICE
• Greene County High School – Conducted mock interviews for senior social
studies students and taught a U.S. History 10 class using primary sources
(January 2015).
• Blount County – Participated with a professional panel relative to the Blount
County School’s College and Career Readiness Day for Social Studies (June
17, 2014).
• CIE 693 – Doctoral Seminar (Presenter).
• Greene County High School – Coordinated a visit to The University of
Alabama with the social studies teacher and spoke to classes at the high
school (October 2013 and March 2014).
• Autauga County School System – Consulted with the Instructional Coach
regarding strategic teaching (August 2013).
• Conducted Teacher Education Program (TEP) interviews.
• Evaluated Teacher Education Program (TEP) writing samples.
• Scored M.A. Comprehensive Exam.
• Advised undergraduate and graduate students.
• Social Studies Research and Practice journal reviewer.
• Journal of Interactive Online Learning reviewer.
• National Association of Secondary School Principals reviewer.
GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEES
• Spradley, Darryl (Ph.D.). One to one initiatives effect on math and reading
achievement in a rural middle school (2015 – Currently in Proposal
Phase).

Dixon, Cynthia (Ph.D.). A case study of one middle school labeled failing:
Perceptions of the impact of strategic teaching and technology integration.
(2015).

PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Journal Articles:

Matherson, L. H., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2014). Need TPACK?
Embrace sustained professional development. The Delta Kappa Gamma
Bulletin, 81(1).
Hammonds, L., Matherson, L. H., Wilson, E. K., Wright, V. H. (2013).
Gateway tools: Five tools to allow teachers to overcome barriers to
technology integration. The Delta Kappa Bulletin, 80(1).
Dayton-Wood, A., Hammonds, L. B. Matherson, L. H., & Tolison, L. (2012).
Bridging gaps and preserving memories through oral history research and
writing: A high school-university collaboration. English Journal, 101(4).
Wilson, E. K., Wright, V. H., Matherson, L. H., & Inman, C. (2011). Retooling
the social studies classroom for the next generation. The Social Studies,
102(2). (Most downloaded from the journal).
Matherson, L. H., Inman, C., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2008). Get up,
get out with geocaching: Engaging technology for the social studies
classroom. Social Studies Research and Practice, 3(3).

Other Publications:

Matherson, L. H. (2014). What’s eating your time? ASCDExpress, 9(7).

Curriculum Development:

Matherson, L. H. (2012). Learning to Appreciate Architecture and the need
for Preservation. Lesson plan written for the Gorgas House through the
Teaching American History Program (TAHP).
Phillips, D. (2005) Discovering Our Heritage – A Community Collaborative
Approach Model
• Social Studies Program Incorporating Environmental Education to
Integrating the Teaching of History, Geography, Science,
Mathematics, and Language Arts.
! Served on the faculty collaborative team for curriculum
development.

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
• Windle, T. M., Matherson, L. H., & Wilson, E. K. (2014, November). The
NCSS Notable Tradebooks: Engaging Elementary Lesson Plans!
(Williams, K. L. & Mohammed, K. (2007). Four Feet, Two Sandals. Grand
Rapids: Eerdmans). National Council for the Social Studies Annual
Conference, Boston, MA.
• Matherson, L. H., Hammack, R., & Windle, T. M. (2014, November). Mystery
Skyping: Where in the World Are You? National Council for the Social
Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
• Matherson, L. H., Hammack, R., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2014,
November). Technology Smackdown: Using Emerging Technology to
Create Emerging Citizens. National Council for the Social Studies Annual
Conference, Boston, MA.
• Matherson. L. H., Hammack, R., Wilson, E. K., Windle, T. M., & Wright, V. H.
(2014, November). Breaking the Code: Using QR Codes with Disciplinary
Literacy. National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference,
Boston, MA.
• Hubbard, J., Matherson, L. H., & Wilson, E. K. (2014, October). Notable
Tradebooks: Engaging Lesson Plans! (Wythe, S. D. & Ibatoulline, B.
(2013). The Granddaughter Necklace. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books).
Social Studies Council of Alabama Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL.
• Wilson, A. H., Inman, C. T., Wilson, E. K., Matherson, L. H., & Wright, V. H.,
(2014, June). Benefits and limitations of BYOD: Views from the field.
International Society for Technology in Education, Atlanta, GA.
• Wilson, E. K., Wright, V. H., Matherson, L. H., & Hammack, R. (2013,
November). The Common Core: Putting the Literacy and Technology
Pieces of the Puzzle Together. National Council for the Social Studies
Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
• Matherson, L. H., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2012, November). It’s Not
Just Professional Development Window Dressing. National Council for the
Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
• Matherson, L. H., Hammack, R., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2012,
November). Windows through History: Discovering the Past with Web
Tools. National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle,
Washington.
• Wilson, E. K., Matherson, L. H., & Windle, T. M. (2012, November). Literacy
And Technology Greet the Common Core. National Council for the Social
Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
• Matherson, L. H. (2012, June) Learning Graphically. Tech Meet Tuscaloosa.
• Matherson, L. H. (2012, June) Never Lose It Again! Tech Meet Tuscaloosa.
• Wilson, E. K., Hammack, R., Matherson, L. H., & Wright, V. H. (2012,
December). Using Web 2.0 to Promote Learning in the Social Studies.
National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Washington,
D.C.



Matherson, L. H., Dixon, C., Hammonds, L. B., Mayben, R., Williams, W. L.,
& Wilson, E. K. (2011, June). Kudzu: Growing Partnerships to Create
Master Technology Teachers. International Society for Technology in
Education (ISTE), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Matherson, L. H. (2011, June). Web 2.0 Tools to Use in Your Classroom:
TodaysMeet and Sqworl. Tech Meet Tuscaloosa.
Hammonds, L. B. & Matherson, L. H. (2011, June). Staying Connected with
Web 2.0. Tech Meet Tuscaloosa.
Matherson, L. H., Windle, T. M., & Wilson, E. K. (2010, November). Creating
A Strategic Toolbox: Strategies for Actively Engaging Students. National
Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Wilson, E. K., Matherson, L. H., & Wright, V. H. (2010, November). Bringing
21st Century Social Studies Alive with Emerging Technologies. National
Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Wilson, E. K. & Matherson, L. H. (2010, November). Doing Literacy: Voices
Of Three Secondary Social Studies Teachers. Paper presented for the
College University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social
Studies Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Matherson, L. H., Griggs, B., Inman, C., Wilson, E. K., & Wright, V. H. (2009,
November). Finding Your Voice: Engaging Students in Democratic
Decision-Making Through Technology. National Council for the Social
Studies Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Wilson, E. K., Freyer, M., Griggs, B., & Matherson, L. H. (2009, November).
What Difference Does It Make?: The Impact of Peer Coaching Study
Teams on U.S. History Classrooms. Paper presented for the College
University Faculty Assembly for the National Council for the Social Studies
Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Inman, C., Matherson. L. H., & Wilson, E. K. (2008, November), “The Hunt is
On!: Engaging Students in the Social Studies by Geocaching. National
Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Houston, Texas.
Inman, C., Matherson, L. H., Wilson, E. K. & Wright, V. H. (2008, October).
Geocaching: Get Out of the Social Studies Classroom and into the World.
Social Studies Council of Alabama Fall Conference, Montgomery,
Alabama.
Wilson, E. K., Freyer, M., Matherson, L. H., Peoples, B., & Williams, W. L.
(2008, October). Proven Content Literacy Strategies. Social Studies
Council of Alabama Fall Conference, Montgomery, Alabama.
Wilson, E. K., Matherson, L. H., Mayben, R., & Wright, V. H. (2008, July).
The Hunt is On!: Using Geocaching to Learn Social Studies. National
Educational Computing Conference (NECC), San Antonio, Texas.
Matherson, L. H. (June, 2008). Teaching with the American Revolution and
Colonial Trunks Presentation for Teachers in the Teaching American
History Program. (The University of Alabama).



Clark, L. M., Matherson, L. H., & Wright, V. H. (2008, June). CSI Bryant: The
Technology – Behind the Scenes (Part B). Alabama Educational
Technology Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.
Clark, L.M., Matherson, L. H., & Wright, V. H. (2008, June.). CSI Bryant:
Using Technology to Bring Content Areas Together (Part A). Alabama
Educational Technology Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.
Matherson, L. H. (2008, June). Emerging Technologies in the Social Studies.
Presentation for Teachers in the Teaching American History Program.
(The University of Alabama).
Matherson, L. H. & Wilson, E. K. (2008, March). Emerging Technologies in
the Social Studies. Social Studies Council of Alabama State Conference,
Montgomery, Alabama.
Matherson L. H. & Wilson, E. K. (2008, January). Professional Development
School Partnerships in Action: The Establishment of a Teaching American
History Program. Holmes Partnership Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Matherson, L. H. & Wilson, E. K. (2008, January). The Evolution of a PDS
Partnership. Holmes Partnership Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Matherson, L. H. (2007, April). Get up, Get out, with GPS/Geocaching.
Presentation for teachers in the Master Technology Teachers Program.
Matherson, L. H. (2005, March). Using ProjectPower in the Classroom.
Presentation made for teachers in the Teaching American History
Program. (The University of Alabama).
Matherson, L. H. (2004, September). Creativity in the Classroom. Student
Education Association. The University of Alabama

SPECIALITY WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ATTENDED
• AP Training for Psychology (Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010).
• The 1960s in Historical Perspective (Georgetown University, Washington,
D.C., 2010).
• Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (Dearborn, Michigan, TAHP,
2008).
• Race and Place: African Americans in Washington, D.C., from 1800-1954
(Washington, D.C., National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008).
• The American Revolutionary War in the South (Clemson University, Clemson,
South Carolina 2007).
• The American Farm in U.S. History (Kalamazoo, Michigan, National
Endowment for the Humanities, 2007).
• Congress and the Capitol (Washington, D.C., National Endowment for the
Humanities, 2006).
• The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson, and America, 1801-1861 (Nashville,
Tennessee, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2006).
• AP Training for Government (Marist School, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005).
• James Madison and Constitutional Citizenship (Montpelier, Virginia, National
Endowment for the Humanities, 2005).


Teaching American History Program (The University of Alabama, 2004-2008,
2010, 2012).
The West Through Their Eyes (Alabama Humanities Foundation, The
University of Alabama, 2003).

HONORS
• Social Studies Council of Alabama Spotlight Teacher (Summer 2011).
• Outstanding Graduate Student, Social Studies, The University of Alabama
(2011).
• Adolph B. Crew Teaching Award for Excellence in the Classroom, The
University of Alabama (2009).
• College of Education Capstone Education Society Classroom Instructor of the
Year (2007).
• WIAT “One Classroom at a Time” Grant Recipient (2007).
• Paul W. Bryant Teacher of the Year Nominee (2006-2007).
• DAR Teacher of the Year for the Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter (2005-06).
• Member of first Master Teacher group of the Teaching American History
Program at The University of Alabama (2003).
• Who’s Who among Americas Teachers (2002, 2005).
• Caroline Lawson Ivey Memorial Scholarship Recipient (1997).
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Delta Kappa Gamma International Society
• International Social for Technology in Education (ISTE)
• National Council for the Social Studies
• Social Studies Council of Alabama