Lisa Runner joined the Hayes School of Music faculty full-time in 2006 after serving as a part-time instructor since 2000. A Virginia native, she holds degrees from Milligan College (B.A., Music, Education), East Tennessee State University (M.A., Media Services/Instructional Technology), and Appalachian State University (Ed.D, Educational Leadership). Her teaching responsibilities include music courses in the general education curriculum and music methods courses for both music education and elementary education majors. Previous teaching experiences include work at Milligan College and East Tennessee State University and seven years as an elementary school general music teacher in public school systems in northeast Tennessee. She serves as the coordinator for the Hayes School of Music's Orff-Schulwerk certification program and is also the campus coordinator for the Silver Burdett/Pearson national summer music workshop held annually at Appalachian State. An active accompanist, she currently collaborates with the ASU Men's Glee Club as well as The Civic Chorale, a regional auditioned choir based in Johnson City, Tennessee.