Yep, it’s a work-related post. An introduction of sorts…a short one, I promise.
Hi! I’m the Lisa that a few of you have heard about, probably from Jon Becker. I’m considered, at the moment, the “STEM-H Online Learning Innovation Liaison.” WHAT? I love science, health related or not. My degrees reflect this. I’ve also spent a lot of time teaching, and have always had an interest in education, teaching, and learning. This has put me in the unique position to become the liaison to the medical campus and science departments on the Monroe Park campus here at VCU. I like to bounce ideas around with faculty who teach in basic and health sciences. We reimagine class sessions, topics, or entire courses, whether face-to-face or online. I wrote a short blog post about myself as a teacher, which may provide better insight.
My mascot is Figment, from Journey Into Imagination at Epcot in Walt Disney World (my happy place). He uses words like “imagine, dream, and create.” This morning, he is eyeing my lavender scone as I write this and bounce excitedly on the exercise ball I’m using as an office chair.
I look forward to working with you all as you we go through this experience and beyond!