Ms. Lisa James
Associate Director for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center

Texas Tech University

Short Biography

Lisa J. James serves as Associate Director for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. Serving as a leading team member to push forward the outreach of the center to benefit students, staff, faculty, and community

Detailed Biography

Lisa J. James serves as Associate Director for the Texas Tech University Ethics Center. Serving as a leading team member to push forward the outreach of the center to benefit students, staff, faculty, and community, she manages pivotal functions: 1) Archive Manager of Ethics Center research and visual data files; 2) Distribution Chief for the TTU Ethics Center domestic and international network; 3) SWRCAI blog to communicate with peers; 4) Peer-to-Peer student program that visits with campus organizations about Texas Tech University Statement of Ethical Principles; 5) Oversight of Compassionate Ethics program that encourages students and future scholars to give back to the community through service; 6) Adaptive strategic budget planning partner to maximize use of revenue to sustain quality programs through disciplinary partnerships; 7) Adapt at utilizing student focus groups for foundation information to tailor ethical best practices workshops; 8) Use of collaborative skills in development of training workshops, conference presentations, social media analysis, and preparatory assignment analytics.

To the Ethics Center mission, Ms. James brings an array of professional experiences that make her an asset to the center and university. Her talents have been part of the team guiding the development and completion of two Quality Enhancement Plans for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The programs that evolve from Quality Enhancement Plans serve to enrich the academic values of the institution. At the national level to support the effort to achieve Hispanic Serving Institution designation for the Title III and Title V waivers to benefits the increasing diversity on the campus, Ms. James for more than five years did use her analytical know-how to collect and prep data for Federal Department of Education reporting by the Texas Tech University executive team.

The Association for Professional and Practical Ethics recognizes the transformative leadership of the Texas Tech University Ethics Center with the request to lead the 2017 Directors Summit. This is a high honor for Ms. James and team that in less than five years the Texas Tech University Ethics Center is seen as an innovator in encouraging and promoting ethical conduct in domestic and international students.

Ms. James has a MEd in Education Psychology & Leadership, Higher Education with academic work in-process toward the doctorate. Ms. James’ research focuses on access and equity in postsecondary education for underrepresented student populations, international higher education, institutional leadership and policy, and students’ understanding of academic integrity and other ethical issues and topics.

Publications:

Herridge, A. S., McNaughtan, J., & James, L. J. (2020). A comparison of online and on campus orientation: Understanding the differences. In S. Budhai (Eds.), Online and engaged: Innovative student affairs practices for online learner success. Washington, DC: NASPA.

Herridge, A. S., & James, L. J. (2019). Impact of the European higher education in the world initiative on higher education: Brexit and higher education. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Eds.), Handbook of research on challenges and opportunities in launching a technology-driven international university (pp.237-252). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.