Audrey Lingley

Audrey LingleyMeet Dr. Audrey Lingley

Audrey Lingley, EdD, seeks to articulate the educational relevance of spirituality through philosophical studies, field-based research, and teacher education. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She leads a cohort in the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP).

Dr. Lingley is a 2013 graduate of the PSU Educational Leadership Doctoral program with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction. She holds an MAT in secondary education from Smith College and a BA in history and theater from Oberlin.

Dr. Lingley taught middle and high school social studies for 15 years, and was a middle school administrator for three years. She is licensed to teach secondary social studies (7-12) in Oregon.

Her interest areas include critical qualitative research methodologies, middle grades reform, addressing spirituality in education, and LGBTQ advocacy in K-12 education.

Her doctoral dissertation used an unconventional methodology, critical historiography, to explore ways in which teacher knowledge of young adolescent spiritual development can be leveraged to enhance middle grades reform efforts. Dr. Lingley’s timely research in this area was solicited for inclusion in the Critical Qualitative Research series, published by Peter Lang (New York, NY). Released in the spring of 2014, her book is entitled: Interrogating (Hi)stories: Establishing the educational relevance of spiritual development through critical historiography.


Audrey Lingley, EdD
Portland State University
Graduate School of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
PO Box 751
615 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4619
Fax: 503-725-8475