Lisa Lambert

Associate Professor

Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies, Utah Valley University

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Lisa Lambert

Associate Professor

Department of Student Leadership and Success Studies, Utah Valley University

Associate Professor of Student Leadership and Success Studies in University College at Utah Valley University (UVU) where she teaches several courses: University Student Success, a First-Year Experience Course; Leader: Teacher and Mentor (Mentoring as a form of Leadership); Leader: Srengths-Based Leader/Coach; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; and, Stress Management. She has a B.S. in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young University, and an M.B.A. from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Her scholarly interests are focused on engaged and transformational teaching and learning, first year experience and students in transition, transformative leadership, higher education community engagement, personal leadership, and student peer mentoring. Her background includes knowledge and experience in leveraging students for success; critically reflective teaching as practice; advocating for students, faculty and staff; and, academic administration in higher education. Served in numerous leadership roles and capacities at Utah Valley University including as Engaged Learning Faculty Fellow; Director of the Student Success and UV Mentor Program; Faculty Lead for the University Student Success course; Faculty Lead for the Leader: Teacher and Mentor course; Co-Chair, University Committee for Student Success and Retention; Assistant Dean of the School of General Academics (now University College); and, Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (now the Office of Teaching and Learning). Lambert was the project lead for UVU’s successful reapplication to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s “Community Engaged” classification (2014). She co-authored a successful Title III grant, “Student Success and Retention Initiative at Utah Valley State College” ($2.5 Million award plus $2.5 Million matching from the University) for a comprehensive and integrated project to improve student success and retention (2006). Lambert received the Alumni Outstanding Educator Award for University College (2015).

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