Lisa A. Pleban, Ed.D. has taught and coached in higher education for nearly twenty-five years. Through her capacity as PETE program coordinator she has worked with the Vermont Agency of Education to improve their initial teacher licensure portfolio and to update the Physical Education proficiency indicators. Prior to her teaching at Castleton University, Dr. Pleban served as a college- and high school-level athletics coach, and, as a research associate at Yale University’s Department of Neurology.
In 2013 Dr. Pleban was awarded a research sabbatical and grant by Castleton University for her study, An Investigation of Quality Rural Physical Education Programs, which allowed her to visit schools across the country with the intention of improving both teacher preparation and physical education in rural schools.
In addition to her teaching, advising, and administrative duties, Dr. Pleban serves as the Executive Director of the Society for Health and Physical Educators of Vermont (SHAPE-VT). This position has enabled Dr. Pleban to create a network of relationships with health and physical educators, recreational specialists, and coaches throughout the entire state of Vermont and the New York north country.
Dr. Pleban is an avid runner and cyclist and competes in local and regional events. When she is not teaching Lisa and her spouse enjoy visiting baseball stadiums and watching hockey.
Ed.D., Columbia University
M.Ed., Temple University
B.S., Fairfield University