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Bethany Lisi

301D Goodell Building

Bethany Lisi

Assistant Director and Lecturer

Beth serves as the organizational lead for CTL’s Midterm Assessment Process (MAP) and the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), provides consultations on syllabus and course design, active learning techniques, assessment design, and incorporating visuals into instructional practices, and is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration in the College of Education.

She received a B.A. (University of Rhode Island) in Communications and Public Relations, an M.A. (University of Rhode Island) in Education with a certification to teach secondary English, and a Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Amherst) in Education with a concentration in Higher Education. Previously, she served as Associate Director of Grants at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager at Queensborough Community College (Queens, NY), where she worked with faculty on securing funding for their academic and scientific research. 

Courses Taught at UMass Amherst
EDUC 191: To Rage or Not to Rage Against the Machine
EDUC 601a: Foundations of Higher Education
FFYS 191: How to Think with Your Hands

Publications
Lisi, B. (2017). Cooperative attention: Using qualitative case studies to study peer institutions. In E. Kimball and K. Loyasuarez (Eds.), New Directions for Institutional Research, 174, 81-93.
Lisi, B. (2016). Subjectivities in the sandbox: Discovering biases through visual memo writing. To Improve the Academy, 35(2), 326-338.
Lisi, B. (2015). Using scaffolding approaches in organizational decision-making on grant funding. Journal of Grant Professionals Association, 13(1), 1-8. (invited article)
Lisi, B. (2014). How instructional scaffolding can be used in faculty grant development. GPA Strategy Papers, 1(2), 1-4.