BiographyLisa Scherff teaches English and AP Research at South Fort Myers High School in Lee County, Fla. Previously, she was a professor of English education and teacher education at the University of Tennessee, the University of Alabama, and Florida State University.
Her research interests include teacher preparation and development, opportunity to learn in the English language arts, and student-teacher discussions of young adult literature. Her work has appeared in journals such as Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Adult & Adolescent Literacy, Journal of Literacy Research, and Teaching and Teacher Education. She has served in various roles with the National Council of Teachers of English, including as president of NCTE’s Alabama chapter and as co-editor of the journal English Education.
She is the author of Thirteen Years of School: What Students Really Think (Scarecrow Education, 2005), co-author of Teaching YA Lit Through Differentiated Instruction (NCTE, 2010), and co-editor of a number of books, including The Future of English Teaching Worldwide: Celebrating 50 Years From the Dartmouth Conference (Routledge, 2018), International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools: Global Principles and Practices (Routledge, 2017), and New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher Education, and Research. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).