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Associate Director of Educational Partnerships

Lisa Anderson

At Stanford, Lisa fosters strategic partnerships, initiatives, and collaborations that center access and equity in digital education. These include intra- and inter-institutional collaborations, academic and research conferences, and external relations projects including advisory boards, grantmaking, and fundraising. She interfaces with senior staff and faculty, educational nonprofits, and academic foundations to advance cross-functional university committees, pilot programs and initiatives, and support institutional policy-making with respect to digital strategy. Lisa manages the Academic Innovation for the Public Good author conversation series.

Before joining Stanford, Lisa served in the Office of the President at Northwestern University from 2013-21, most recently as Assistant Director of Special Projects. Her key priorities included the promotion of undergraduate mentoring in academia and research, fostering diversity in the academy, and celebrating secondary and post-secondary teaching and learning. At Northwestern, Lisa directed the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program and the Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award program. She also provided support for commencement and honors ceremonies, the Presidential Directive on Intercollegiate Athletics, and other academic projects and initiatives. She served as a member of the Committee on Athletics and Recreation, Fulbright ETA Program Campus Selection Committee, the One Book One Northwestern Selection Committee, and the University Diversity Council. Lisa holds an AB in Philosophy and Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, an MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy, and an executive graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University. In 2017, she was awarded an Alumnae of Northwestern University Research Grant for work advancing the Northwestern Medical Scholars program.

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