Executive Director of Community Relations
History and Social Sciences Faculty
As executive director of community relations, Lisa Herschbach leads school-wide efforts to demonstrate and celebrate the quality, value, and impact of a Thaden School education to the advancement of the greater Northwest Arkansas region.
With roots in Massachusetts and California, Lisa came to Thaden from Princeton University where for 10 years she served as Dean of Wilson College, one of Princeton’s six residential colleges. Dr. Herschbach oversaw academic advising for the college's 700 students and managed all aspects of the college’s operations, including all staff hiring and supervision as well as the college’s operating budget. More recently, she served as director of Princeton’s Center for Teaching and Learning, where she worked closely with faculty on curriculum development, pedagogy, and student support. She holds a doctorate in the history of science from Harvard as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy and women’s studies from Stanford and began her careers as assistant professor of history at Rutgers University/NJIT.