Lisa Breslin is the Associate Dean of Student Academic Life at McDaniel College and a resident of Westminster, MD. She is also a journalist and the assistant editor of Carroll Magazine. As an academic dean and a teacher, she wakes up every morning honored to be immersed in higher education and a member of a collaborative team dedicated to liberal arts. As a journalist, she worships words and images – their successful partnership, their connotations, their power and the thrill of unfolding them in ways that move people to action. This year marks Lisa's 15th year at McDaniel and in Westminster. She has served on the Carroll County Ethics Commission, The Carroll County Arts Council's Board of Directors, Rape Crisis Board of Directors and as the director of a summer academic enrichment program at McDaniel College titled "Taking Care of Our World House."
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.