Lisa M. Hilliard
Lisa Hilliard arrived at Purdue in 1990 as a college freshman and this is when her love for Purdue, its traditions and commitment to educational excellence and the Greater Lafayette community as a whole began. In 2002, Lisa embarked on her professional career as a member of the anatomy instructional team and laboratory manager in the College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2011, Lisa shifted gears to become an instrumental member and project manager of a research project here at Purdue, the Institute for Accessible Science (IAS). At the termination of this project, Lisa was honored to join the School of Health Sciences in 2013.
As a result of her passion for developing engaging, inquiry driven instructional science pedagogy, Lisa has been fortunate enough to be involved in a variety of outreach activities both on and off campus throughout her years at Purdue. One such activity that she is truly proud of is zipTrips, Purdue’s electronic field trip featuring Purdue University scientists. In 2007, Lisa was asked to participate in the inaugural program, “We’re All Animals” and remained involved through its 4 year run. Innovative outreach activities like this with the aim of showcasing the interesting and exciting world and careers of science to developing youth is why Lisa continues to remain active in outreach at Purdue. It is also what makes her position as the Director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, Clinical Instructor and Academic Advisor with Health Sciences such an ideal fit.
In this role, she can incorporate her fervor for intellectual and professional growth and development of students both in and out of the classroom. Lisa also takes this one step further by acting as the advisor for Lambda Tau, Purdue’s Medical Laboratory Sciences Honorary here on campus.