Leadership and Biography

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Dr. Lisa Liseno

Director of the Fellows Society 


Assistant Dean of The Graduate School, Florida State University

Director of The Program for Instructional Excellence and The Fellows Society

Address: 4001E Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, Mail Code 1236

Phone: (850) 645-7318

E-mail address: lliseno@admin.fsu.edu



Dr. Lisa Liseno is an Assistant Dean of The Graduate School at FSU, where she serves as the Director of the Fellows Society, Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE), and the Advisor of DIRECTO, the Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization, which was honored to receive the Mary B. Coburn Organization of the Year Award in 2020.


Dr. Liseno has given international and national presentations on pedagogy, higher education, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, and received grants for pursuing research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She also received the Seminole Faculty/Staff Leadership Award in spring 2019 for her work with FSU graduate students.


Prior to working in the Graduate School, Dr. Liseno was a faculty member for many years in Florida State’s Academic Center for Excellence, a learning center housed in Undergraduate Studies. She received a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she double majored in philosophy and journalism. She then earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph. D. in philosophy from FSU.


As a graduate student at FSU, she served as a Teaching Assistant, Instructor, and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Philosophy, and earned an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for her instruction. She also continues to teach philosophy courses as an adjunct instructor at Florida State University.


Dr. Liseno is grateful to work with the Fellows, and looks forward to continuing collaborating with them to find new ways to expand their leadership and impact on the FSU community and beyond!




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Wen-Chi Shie

Fellows Society Program Assistant

Ph.D. Candidate in Public Administration and Policy

E-mail address: wshie@fsu.edu

Generic email mailbox:  grad-fellows@fsu.edu



Wen-Chi Shie is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration and Policy at the Askew School at Florida State University. She is both the Fellows Society Program Assistant and a current fellow. She was awarded as a member of the Fellows Society for her Government Fellowship for Studying Abroad (Ministry of Education, Taiwan; field: policy planning and evaluation). Also, she was awarded the first year Nancy H. Marcus Endowment for Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship for being an active fellow involved in a variety of roles in diverse activities and her leadership to the Fellows Society.


Prior to working in the Graduate School, Wen-Chi has experience teaching large online undergraduate courses and in-person graduate courses; three years research assistant experience; two years research mentor experience with the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at FSU. In addition, she was a keynote speaker for the Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization (DIRECTO) Spring 2019 Conversation Series (session: Recruiting and Creating Supporting Environments), and then she volunteered as a team member for the DIRECTO for six months.


Being a Fellows Society Program Assistant, Wen-Chi has been hosting, organizing, and planning diverse virtual and in-person academic and social events to facilitate and engage interdisciplinary networking and learning among graduate students such as Research Sharing Luncheons and Induction Ceremony and Networking Session. She also assists in analyzing survey data; branding; designing event flyers; creating and managing Fellows Society website and social media.


Wen-Chi’s current research interests focus on public and nonprofit management, collaborative governance, and social networks (particularly in the context of community partnerships, citizen participation, and workforce development). Her dissertation is a study about the roles, network structure, and evolution of rural community collaborations and their subsequent partnerships and policy networks. Her research and preliminary findings have won honors in two conferences in the field of public administration and nonprofit: American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellow and Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Doctoral Fellowship. In future research, she plans to extend her dissertation with a network survey and comparative case studies for use in both academic and practical settings.


Finally, Wen-Chi is grateful to work as both the program assistant and an active member of the Fellows Society. Being an international student from Taiwan, she appreciates all the valuable opportunities that for her to learn interdisciplinary knowledge from other fellows and faculty; to build her confidence and job skills; to network and collaborate with fellows in interdisciplinary fields. She looks forward to continuously collaborating with Dr. Lisa Liseno, the Fellows Society Advisory Board, and Fellows for contributing to the Fellows Society and conducting more cross-disciplinary collaboration in teaching and research.


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