Academic Historian

Dr. Lisa Roy is Director of Program Development with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She has worked in the field of early childhood for three decades as a school administrator, in leadership positions for various foundations, and as a program administrator for various non-profits. She is an avid genealogist. Lisa has an Ed.D. in Leadership for Educational Equity, with an emphasis on executive leadership and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver’s (UCD) School of Education and Human Development Graduate Studies.

Shorter AME Church, Denver, Colorado (1868- )

(Image Courtesy of Rosemarie Allen) Shorter AME Church was organized in 1868.  Two women, Mary Smith and Mary Randolph founded the church.  The original members met on the South Platte River in 1863 until the Church was given land located at 19th and Holiday (now … Read MoreShorter AME Church, Denver, Colorado (1868- )

Zion Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado (1865- )

Zion Baptist Church was founded on November 15, 1865 by an intrepid group of black pioneers who settled in Denver, Colorado Territory when the city’s total population was less than 5,000 people. Among its founders was Barney Ford who would later become one of Denver’s … Read MoreZion Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado (1865- )