Lisa Bunkowski


Tenured Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership, and Co-Director of the new Center for Faculty Engagement at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

I lead our faculty teaching and learning development initiatives, and focus on teaching excellence - including our campus programs supporting The Texas A&M University System partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to scale instructional excellence for student success. I have completed the ACUE Effective College Instruction certificate and am working on the Advanced certification. I have also completed the micro-credential on Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning, and am our facilitator for both courses. I am also a Quality Matters (QM) Certified Master Reviewer and a Certified Course Review Manager.

As a tenured Associate Professor, I teach in the Higher Education Leadership Program and serve on committees and task forces across the institution. Currently, I lead our university Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

I have a Ph.D. in US History from the University of Kansas, with secondary fields in Latin American history and Women's/gender history. I am a member of the 2015 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) through the Online Learning Consortium/Penn State. In 2019, I completed a second doctorate - a globally focused Doctorate of Education Leadership at Lamar University.

My research areas include transformative learning, higher education leadership, and online teaching and mentoring.