Assistant Professor, Educational Studies
Lisa began her career as a Professor in Educational Studies at the University of La Verne in 2005. She has been an Assistant Program Chair since 2008. The courses she teaches include Foundations of Education and Senior Seminar. Along with teaching in the classroom, Lisa oversees four University of La Verne regional campus Educational Studies Programs, which are the Kern County Campus, the High Desert Campus, the Rancho Cucamonga Campus, and the College of the Canyons Campus in Valencia. Her position allows her to work closely with the regional campuses, students, and full-time faculty, as well as, adjunct instructors who teach for the university part-time. Her responsibilities include hiring adjunct faculty, scheduling courses, connecting with the surrounding communities, and maintaining and supporting relationships with students. She thoroughly enjoys being able to work with both faculty and students. Currently, Lisa is pursuing her Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership through the University of La Verne. Her focus of study is on single parent students in undergraduate programs and faculty support.
Prior to her career at the University of La Verne, Lisa was an elementary classroom teacher. Her passion for teaching and for students began at the Norris School District and Greenfield School District in Bakersfield, California. Lisa served as a Reading Program Coordinator and taught reading to students who were below grade level for the Greenfield School District. She then taught Kindergarten for six years at the Norris School District. Even though she loved actively engaging in the classroom setting, she knew she desired a career in Higher Ed. The skills she gained as an elementary teacher allow her to share her knowledge with undergraduate students pursuing a teaching career. She has a heart for non-traditional students balancing family, working full-time, and attempting full-time course loads. Her favorite thing to do is to walk in to the different courses and see what the students are learning. She is ecstatic to be a part of a university who truly cares about their students and their education. Lisa feels blessed to be a part of a team that produces highly qualified, very well prepared, teachers and leaders.
When Lisa is not busy working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters, family, and friends. She also enjoys volunteering at her church with various activities and teaching Vacation Bible School. Activities outside of work include golfing, horseback riding, snow skiing, working out, traveling, working around the house, and shopping. She often donates time at her daughters’ school working in the classrooms and helping with school events. Lisa is grateful for the opportunities presented before her and would not be successful without the support of her husband and family.
- M.A., California State University, Bakersfield
- California Teaching Credential, California State University, Bakersfield
- B.A., California State University, Bakersfield