Hello and welcome to my Blog site. My name is Lisa R. Brown and I have been invited as a Visiting Scholar to The Universidad Católica del Maule in Talca, Chile beginning August 2013. I will be entering my 4th year as a doctoral candidate, student researcher, and teaching assistant working on my Ph.D. in Adult Education within the Department of Lifelong Education Administration and Policy at The University of Georgia (UGA). I also serve as Co-Instructor under the coaching of Professor Lorilee Sandmann, Ph.D., my dissertation committee Chair and member of the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement National Advisory Council.
Prior to my arrival at UGA I taught natural science courses in Ohio as a teacher at West High School within the Columbus City School District. Before my teaching position, I was the Associate Director of CAPS, an injury prevention and safety program operating within Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. I have also held a number of upper level administrative positions in higher education at The University of Akron, Miami University of Ohio, and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
My current research interest is in the area of Civic Engagement along with the impact of entrepreneurial for-profit higher education internationally. While in Chile, I am studying under the direction of my dissertation committee member Dr. Anne Bliss, Ph.D. Dr. Bliss is a Fulbright Scholar Alum and a retired faculty member having worked at the Universidad Católica del Maule in Talca, Chile and the University of Colorado at Boulder.