Lisa Jasinski, Ph.D.
- Special Assistant to the Vice President , Academic Affairs
As Special Assistant to the Vice President, Dr. Jasinski reports directly to the VPAA and is responsible for a range of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives within academic affairs. At the direction of the VPAA, she provides logistical, organizational, and special project assistance. She collaborates with campus stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan and other priority initiatives.
As a scholar-practitioner of higher education, Dr. Jasinski identifies and implements promising and innovative practices within liberal arts colleges. She regularly presents on issues related to higher ed leadership and institutional change at national conferences including the American Association of Colleges and Universities, SXSWedu, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the American Educational Research Association. She partners with other colleges to lead professional development workshops, to facilitate brainstorming conversations, to evaluate campus programs, and to support the use of institutional data to support strategic decision-making. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator for a $275,000, three-year grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support the development of department chairs as leaders of institutional change.
Dr. Jasinski is currently completing a book project based the experiences of senior academic leaders who returned to the faculty at four-year colleges and universities. She is the co-author of Faculty as global learners: Opportunities and strategies to support off-campus study leaders at liberal arts college (Lever Press), a book that examines the role of faculty-led study abroad programs at small private colleges; she is host of the accompanying podcast series, Postcard Pedagogy.
In 2021-22, she served as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of New Mexico.