Lisa Leslie’s varied background makes her perfectly
suited to being the new Advising Services Coordinator at the Henson
School of Science and Technology. Her eight year undergraduate career
took her to nine institutions across Texas and Maryland, with majors
such as Accounting, Computer Science, Business, and Engineering,
before finally settling in with her “one true love,” English. After
giving in to that love, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi, a Master’s Degree from Appalachian State in
North Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool. So
she knows the pains and pleasures of not knowing what to study and
exploring different subjects to find a major. She also knows that
school is not “all work and no play;” besides teaching literature
in England and Greece, she walked over 200 miles across Northern
England and enjoyed it so much she did the same thing across Southern
Scotland two years later.
Lisa comes to Salisbury University from Virginia
Tech, where as an instructor in the English department she gained
extensive experience explaining the value of a liberal arts education
to students whose strengths are in math and science. After 7 years
of teaching composition and literature, she was recruited to serve
in the Office of Recovery and Support after the April 16, 2007 shootings.
For 18 months she was the office’s project manager, participating
in campus safety and security investigations, campus and community
mental health services assessments, and federal grant work, assisting
the injured students as they came back to school and finished their
degrees, and contributing to the support of the families who lost
loved ones on that terrible day.
Now completing a Masters Certificate in Academic
Advising in Higher Education from Kansas State University, she brings
to the Henson advising position a wide range of university experience
in both student and academic affairs, and a determination to make
sure students get the best information available. Knowing that sometimes
that information is not what students want to hear, she strives
to be empathetic and straightforward while listening carefully to
what students say and asking good questions to help them discover
their own best path.
Lisa Leslie, Ph.D.
Academic Advising Coordinator
Henson Science Hall (HS) 202
410-548-7711 or ext 87711