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Name
Lisa Wisniewski
Title
Assistant Professor of Sociology
School
School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Program
Social Science (Psychology and Sociology)
Phone
860-913-2270
Email
LWisniewski@goodwin.edu
Office Location
409RC
Status
Full-Time
Courses Taught
Professional and College Experience (PSY 101)
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Community Organization & Advocacy (HSR 105)
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 112)
Cross Cultural Psychology (PSY 350)
Bio
Lisa M. Wisniewski is an assistant professor of Sociology at Goodwin University in Connecticut. She began her career in research focused on first generation college students, immigrant students, and college choice. Lisa is a Universal Design for Learning trained Teaching Fellow at Goodwin University. She primarily teaches courses in Psychology and Sociology. Lisa has presented her work regionally, nationally, and internationally. She has presented her work to the New England Educational Research Organization, the Learning Assistance Association of New England, Northeastern Educational Research Association, American Educational Research Association, and the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
Education
University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Doctor of Education, February 2017
Educational Leadership, Higher Education
Dissertation Title: The United States college entry process of immigrant students of Polish heritage.

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Master of Science, Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education, May 2013
Concentration in Student Development in Higher Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, December 2007
Double major in Communication Sciences and Sociology
Honors / Awards
2019: Sir Casimir Stanislaw Gzowski Quo Vadis Leadership medal
2018: Teaching Fellow with expertise in Universal Design for Learning
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Immigrant students
First Generation College Students
Universal Design for Learning
Conference Presentations
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Wisniewski, L. & Kania, J. (2019, July). Universal design for learning: How pedagogy can shape access in higher education. International Round Table Symposiums, Oxford, England.

Wisniewski, L. (2017, July). Polish immigration to the United States: Meaning-making in the realm of education. European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Lodz, Poland.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Wisniewski, L. & Kania, J. (2019, August). Building expert learners at Goodwin University: UDL in action. CAST’s 5th Annual Symposium: Becoming Expert Learners, Cambridge, MA.

Nienhusser, H. K., & Wisniewski, L. (2015, April). Gender as a factor in shaping young urban female students’ college choice process. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

REGIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Wisniewski, L., Kania, J., & Goods, K. (2018, November). Student voice and experiences: The role of support in education. Learning Assistance Association of New England, Fitchburg, MA.

Wisniewski, L. (2017, October). Immigrant student’s college choice: A proposed conceptual framework. Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Wolter, M., & Wisniewski, L. (2016, October). Adding some style into academic leadership. Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Wisniewski, L. (2016, April). College choice process of immigrant students of polish heritage. New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Charles, R., Elliott, B.N., Katz, A., & Wisniewski, L. (2016, April). Building retention and resilience in doctoral programs via a cohort structure. Department of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions (ENHP), Hartford, CT.

Wisniewski, L. (2016, March). First generation students and immigrant students: A literature review. New England Doctoral Student Conference, Nashua, NH.

Katz, A., Elliott, B., Wisniewski, L., & Charles, R. (2016, March). Colleagues and communication: Building retention and resilience in doctoral programs through cohort communication. New England Doctoral Student Conference, Nashua, NH.

RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Wisniewski, L. (2018, October). Identity in layers: an (auto)ethnography of early career faculty and cultural identity. Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Wisniewski, L. (2017, April). Life in transition: Educational experiences of first-generation Polish immigrants. New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Nienhusser, H.K. & Wisniewski, L. (2014, May). College-going culture and college choice process in an urban context. University of Hartford College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions ENHP day, West Hartford, CT.