Peggy Lisenbee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education

Office: WH 104-A
Phone: 940-898-2635


PhD, Curriculum & Social Foundations, Early Childhood Education, Oklahoma State University, 2009
MS, Human Development & Family Studies, Early Childhood Development, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
BS, Family Relations & Child Development, Oklahoma State University, 1985

Research Interests

Technology integration; early literacy; active learning; teacher action research; early childhood pedagogy


My research allows me to support teachers’ use of technology in their early childhood classrooms as a tool to improve their effective pedagogical skills. I enjoy sharing student-centered active learning processes as a means to discover ways to engage students in content, but most especially when I can involve teachers in action research during this process. I promote literacy of all forms, but specifically in relation to encouraging struggling readers to embrace a love of lifelong reading. I hope to be a children’s author someday which would support my love of reading from a different perspective. I have three grown children, a wonderful husband, and three cats. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling and reading at the beach.

Selected Publications

  • Lisenbee, P.S. (In Press). Field experiences support agency towards effective pedagogy. In S.Harris (Ed.). Effective Teaching: Educators Perspective of Meaning Making in Higher Education, (pp.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Lisenbee, P.S.  (In Press). Fostering children’s use of problem solving strategies, 2018 Conference Proceedings, Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference.
  • Lisenbee, P.S. & Tau, P. (In Press). Mentoring novice teachers to advance inclusive mathematics practices. International Journal of Whole Schooling.
  • Lisenbee, P.S. (2017). The role of literacy tutoring as a method for improving pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions of preservice teachers. In J. Pilgrim, L.A. Sharp, & E. Hendrix (Eds.). Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook: Literacy Alive and Well! Supporting Effective Literacy Instruction for All Learners, Volume 4 (pp. 28-39).
  • Lisenbee, P.S. (2018). Engaging students in making connections between pedagogy and real world experiences using traditional and digital storytelling, Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(1), 129-139.
  • Lisenbee, P.S. (2016). Generation gap between students’ needs and teachers’ use of technology in classrooms, Journal of Literacy and Technology, 17(3), 100-125.
  • Lisenbee, P.S., Hallman, C. & Landry, D. (2015). Geocaching is catching student’s attention in the classroom, The Geography Teacher, 12(1).