Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal, Ph.D.

Core Faculty,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Lisa Marie Portugal is a personal and professional life coach, peer-reviewed author, book author, university professor, PhD dissertation chair and doctoral committee member, and faculty supervisor to teacher candidates. She instructs coursework at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels for various US universities and in the United Kingdom. Dr. Portugal was nominated by peer faculty for the 2017 Instructional Excellence Award in the Instruction Category. She is a member Alpha Theta Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) an International Honor Society in Education. She has published research papers in journals such as Diabetes Management, World Journal of Educational Research, Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders, Journal of Instructional Research, CPQ Medicine, Journal of Natural & Ayurvedic Medicine, Archives of General Internal Medicine, Biomedical: Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Journal of Instructional Research, International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Academic Leadership the Online Journal, Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, and Higher Education Perspectives.

She is on the Editorial Board for Journal of Experimental Neurology, EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, International Journal of Diabetology & Vascular Disease Research (IJDVR), International Journal of Diabetology & Vascular Disease Research (IJDVR), Open Access Journal of Endocrinology (OAJE), Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes, Archives of Diabetes & Obesity (ADO), CPQ Medicine Journal, Journal of Endocrinology and Disorders, Nursing and Health Care, Applied Science and Technology, Scholar Journal of Applied Sciences and Research, Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresearch, and JResLit Journal of Case Reports.

Education

  • Master's in Secondary Education
    University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor's in Media Arts and Fine Arts
    University of Arizona
  • Master's in Educational Business Administration Human Resources
  • Master's in Health and Wellness Education
  • Doctorate in Leadership for Higher Education
    Capella University

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Adult Learning
  • Nontraditional & At-Risk Learners
  • Online Learning
  • Health & Wellness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmaceuticals, Drugs, Vaccines, Medications
  • Naturopathy Medicine

Her expertise and research interests include health and wellness, cancer, diabetes, child and adult vaccines, Big Pharma prescription drugs, allopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, GMO foods, pesticides, government legislation, student engagement and success, student retention, adult learning theory, adult, nontraditional, and at-risk learners, faculty retention, hiring practices, faculty burn-out, best practices in online learning, emerging technology in course design and instruction, online education, learning styles, diversity leadership, transformational leadership, and the Community of Inquiry Framework.

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.

34

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

19

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

35

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M.Ed. in Educational Technology Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.

34

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.

34

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

19

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M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual program addresses the needs of teachers who are interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. It is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.

34

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M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education

Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.

34

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M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Master of Education

This degree is designed for students wishing to use technology to pursue a career in instructional design. You will learn how to evaluate, develop, and implement effective instructional design in a variety of educational settings.

31

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M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education

This program will help K-12 educators enhance their curriculum in order to improve student performance, close achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future workplace. You will learn how to utilize technology, collaborative environments, and other integrated resources to foster high levels of student achievement and performance.

31

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M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum for Graduates of the M.Ed. in STEM Leadership Master of Education

2018 Catalog Release

22

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M.Ed. in Literacy Master of Education

This program is designed for educators who wish to bring systematic change to schools seeking to improve or enhance reading instruction. You will learn how to develop a supportive curriculum that helps students and teachers meet important reading milestones.

31

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M.Ed. in STEM Leadership Master of Education

This program will help you empower students to think like scientists. It was designed in conjunction with The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and Accelerate Learning and offers a holistic overview of historical and current issues impacting integrated science education while cultivating research-based strategies to improve student learning.

31

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

31

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M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners Master of Education

English language learners are the fastest growing student population and educators need specialized training to work with them effectively. This program is built to help teachers reach these students, bridge cultural gaps, and differentiate their curriculum according to individual student needs.

31

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M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching degree is designed for those who want to be elementary teachers but have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields. By building a solid foundation in elementary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career of working with young learners.

34

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M.A. in Secondary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields but want to be teachers at the secondary level. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

34

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Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate

This certificate was designed for current K-12 teachers who are interested in working with English language learners. Throughout your coursework, you will get strategies for supporting students as they learn English.

18

Semester Credits

K-12

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Certificate in Higher Education Certificate

This program is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education. Students will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.

18

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Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate

This Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education program is designed for those who want to be teachers but have a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, it will prepare you for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

18

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