New Acting Dean of Health Occupations/Physical Education/Business

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Lisa Malik will serve as Acting Dean of Health Occupations/Physical Education/Business through June 30, 2017, effective March 16, 2017.

Lisa Malik earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College. Her research concentrated on Educational Neuroscience where she worked to bridge the gap between learning in math classrooms and brain research. She continued her work in the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, a National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center, at the University of Chicago examining how emotions affect academic achievement and brain function. Lisa came to Shoreline Community College after briefly consulting with the Seattle Public Schools’ Special Education department.

In her time at Shoreline, Lisa has played a key role in moving forward strategic work on learning outcomes assessment.  She has provided essential support in campus-wide projects within the Student Learning Experience Coordinating Committee, while also serving as an ex officio member of the Disciplined Excellence Steering Committee. In all of her work here, Lisa has demonstrated the ability to approach complexity with a collaborative spirit and analytical finesse.

She will be working closely with Cathy Otto during the transition. Beginning March 20th you can find Lisa in the 2300 building, office 2309, and you can reach her at extension x4780 or email During the Spring quarter we will be conducting a search for the permanent Dean of HO/PE and Business. 

As Lisa transitions to this new role, she and Bayta Maring will be working closely with those involved in learning outcome assessment and other major projects to create a smooth transition. If you have any data requests outside of learning outcome assessment projects, please continue to use the following report request form:

Please congratulate Lisa and welcome her to HO/PE and Business. We look forward to having her serve as Acting Dean through Spring quarter to further support our steadfast commitment to student learning and success.

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