Lisa Strahley

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Lisa Strahley

Professor Lisa Strahley, Coordinator of the Civic Engagement Center and Chair of Early Childhood & Teacher Education at SUNY Broome Community College, has dedicated her career to exposing students to experiential learning as a means of educating and empowering students to be active participants in a democratic society.

Lisa has been an educator for over two decades. During her tenure at SUNY Broome, she has taught in her department, served as Professional Development Coordinator and campus delegate for the Faculty Council of Community Colleges. As civic engagement coordinator, Lisa has been involved in multiple civic roles and initiatives including: chairing the Civic Engagement Board, acting as the campus coordinator for The Democracy Commitment, serving on a national steering committee for Teacher Education and Civic Engagement, developing a Public Achievement program with local school districts; and facilitating National Issues Forums deliberations both on campus and in the local community.  

Professor Strahley has led various civic engagement workshops and trainings across the country including the following national conferences:

  • Multinational Symposium on Civic Education sponsored by the Kettering Foundation
  • American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment Annual Conference (ADP/TDC),
  • Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE),
  • National Association Community College Teacher Education Program Conference (NACCTEP), and
  • The League for Innovation. 

Professor Strahley also works with the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute to develop and foster civic learning. Professor Strahley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education (N-6) and Reading Specialist (K-12).  She has also completed training through The Academy for Leadership and Development and Center’s for Public Life.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.