Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Lisa is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
In that capacity, she provides leadership, management, and direction for new initiatives that play on the strengths of the faculty and meet specific societal problems or needs. Her creativity and flexibility allows her to lead teams toward new solution sets that may not have originally been considered and re-design the systems in support of those solutions.
Over her 25 year career in higher education, Lisa has provided leadership in a wide variety of public-private partnerships, from development of K-12/higher education STEM teacher training programs to projects representing the manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, and innovation/entrepreneurship sectors. Most recently, she is working with a team on developing a regional approach to growing research and education capacity focused on the Internet of Things.