Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Faculty and Staff Directory

Lia, Michelle

Title/s:  Clinical Assistant Professor;
Assistant Director for Professional Learning, Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education (GCCE)

Specialty Area: Reading, Teacher Preparation

Office #:  Lewis Towers 601F, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6925


CV Link: Lia CV


Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Program Areas

  • Reading
  • Teacher Preparation

Research Interests

  • Literacy development and instruction in elementary schools
  • Catholic schools in urban areas
  • The impact of poverty on education
  • Best instructional practices for English Language Learners

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • National Catholic Education Association 
  • International Reading Association 
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education  (2019)
  • Illinois Teacher of the Year, Finalist (2008) 
  • U.S. Department of Education's American Star of Teaching Award (2005)
  • Five-time Golden Apple Nominee