Lisa Harrison, an associate professor and program coordinator for Middle Childhood Education at Ohio University, is the recipient of the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service in Middle Level Education from the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). The award — the highest honor offered by AMLE — was established to recognize individuals with exceptional scholarship, service, leadership, and contributions to the theory and practice of middle-level education. Dr. Harrison will be honored at the association’s annual convention in November.
In addition to her research and academic contributions to the field, Harrison has also served in important leadership roles for AMLE, including currently as vice chair of its board of trustees and co-editor of Middle School Journal.
“I am so pleased for AMLE to honor Dr. Harrison,” said Stephanie Simpson, CEO of the Association for Middle Level Education. “Her passion for middle-level education and skillful leadership abilities have helped push our organization and the field itself forward.”
Dr. Harrison is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in education from Pace University in New York and a Ph.D. in middle school education from the University of Georgia.