Lisa Nelson, D.Sc.

Visiting Instructor
Office: Mandeville 358
Phone: 610-660-2243
Fax: (610) 660-1229


B.S., Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991 - National Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society

M.L.A., Communication and Public Policy concentration, University of Pennsylvania, 1999 - Distinguished Paper                

M.B.A., Management, Saint Joseph’s University, 2005 - Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Management

D.Sc., Information Systems and Communications, Robert Morris University, 2010 - Faculty Dissertation Award

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 1994-1997

Professional Experience

Academic Professional Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, 2011-12; Administrative Assistant, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, 2005-2012

Corporate Professional Experience

Verizon Communications, 1992-2003 (formerly Bell Atlantic Corporation and Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania, Inc.)

Functions: Employee communications; performance improvement; competitive analysis and awareness; business services; residential collections; work force administration; call center training; call center restructuring; corporate President’s Line complaint resolution coordination

Courses Taught

MGT 110              Essentials of Organizational Behavior

MGT 150              First-Year Seminar: Work as Our Fire

MGT 120              Essentials of Management

MHC 222/656      Influence, Negotiation, and Conflict

MGT 551              Empowering Human Potential at Work

MGT 121              Organizations in Perspective (Honors) 

Grants and Awards

Verizon Excellence Award (team) - Corporate Champion 2002; Nominee 2001, 2003

Bell Atlantic Leaders in Excellence Award (team) - Corporate Champion 2000; Corporate Finalist 1999

Verizon Powering the Promise Award – 2001

Verizon Official Colleague Commendation - 2002