Lisa Gannoe, Ed.D.

Lisa Gannoe

Lisa Gannoe, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


  • B.S. in Family Studies, University of Kentucky
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education, EKU
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, EKU

Research/Academic Interests

  • Professionalism for Early Childhood, Early Brain Development, Nature and Forest School programs, Critical Thinking
  • Dr. Gannoe has worked in early intervention, public pre-k, Kentucky State Government for the Department of Public Health, and in other private and non-profit settings in early care and education. She served several years as the Director of the Burrier Child Development Center on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, and teaches face to face and online. Dr. Gannoe is an advocate for children and families and has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood.


Dr. Gannoe's work can be found in:
  • Family Focus on Early Childhood: National Council on Family Relations, Dimensions of Early Childhood

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Southern Early Childhood Association
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers


  • Kentucky IECE teaching license Rank I
  • Kentucky Trainers Credential, Kentucky ECE-TRIS Certified Trainer Level 5
  • Kentucky Director’s Credential
  • Graduate Faculty Status at EKU