Visiting Faculty

Nor Lisa Sulaiman

Nor Lisa Sulaiman
Nor Lisa Sulaiman

  • Position: Visiting Associate Professor and Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Office Telephone: (970) 286-1231
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Teaching Areas

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Mixed Methods

Research Areas

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Critical Thinking and Metacognition
  • Leadership
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Career and Technical Education

About Dr. Lisa

Dr. Nor Lisa Sulaiman currently serves as a visiting associate professor and post-doctoral scholar at Colorado State University's School of Education. She has more than 18 years of work experience in the higher education sector, and her passion for research and teaching will never fade. In the early years of her career, she was appointed as a faculty member and an assistant director under the Malaysian Ministries of Education and of Higher Education.

She received her B.S. (Hons.) in electronic communication engineering and her M.Ed. in technical education from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She continued her quest for knowledge by earning her Ph.D. in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University. She joined the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in 2005 as a faculty member, and actively participates in research projects and publications at national and international levels in the field of critical thinking, and technical and vocational education and training. Her latest book chapter, titled "Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education" (2017).

Her primary research interests include critical thinking, curriculum, instruction and leadership equivalent to her specialization in leadership, renewal and change with a focus in curriculum and instruction (critical thinking). Her current job gives her the opportunity to meet a diverse group of academics and intellectuals, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in Malaysia as well as various countries across all the continents. She wishes to have more connections in exploring new possibilities and interests to further expand her knowledge and skills in her specific areas of research.