- B.A., Florida Atlantic University
- M.A., SUNY at Binghamton
Lisa teaches academic writing, screenwriting, and digital cinema courses.
- 2003 SUNY Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Creative and Scholarly Activities
- 2010 SUNY Chancellor's/Trustees' Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2013 Best Director, Prodigy, Knickerbocker Film Festival in Albany
Lisa's written work for film and television has earned recognition in the Austin Film Festival, the AMPAS Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship and the Disney/ABC Television Writing Program. She is the writer and director of short films selected to screen in the SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase, the New Filmmakers Screening Series at Anthology Film Archives in NYC, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, the Park City Film Music Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Louisville International Festival of Film, the Syracuse International Film Festival, and the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Special TC3 projects
Lisa participates regularly in conferences and other teaching, writing, and film events.