Lisa Bullard

By God's grace, I had the benefit of having Christian parents where faith was very much a part of my growing up. It seemed natural that I accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of 12. However, as a child and teenager, I focused more on being a good person and approached Christianity as a checklist of things to win God's approval. When I came to NC State as a student, I got involved with other Christian students and learned that faith in Christ is not about rules. My time in college really helped me understand Christianity is a personal relationship with God. Participating in small group fellowships, Bible studies, mission trips and retreats enriched my faith. Today my relationship with Christ provides the focus, guidance, and strength to live with purpose. I encourage you to investigate the claims of Jesus Christ!

My Life

Favorite Quote

2 Timothy 1:7: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Friends describe me

Good listener, quiet, hard worker

My hobbies

Making scrapbooks, gardening, singing in the praise team at my church

Fantasy dinner guests

Barack and Michelle Obama

Best advice I ever received

No one cares how much you know unless they know how much you care

My undergrad alma mater

North Carolina State University

My worst subject in school

Physical chemistry

In college I drove

A white Plymouth Volare station wagon with leaf prints from parking under a tree

If I weren't a professor, I would

work in the chemical industry to design and improve chemical processes

Favorite books

Anne of Green Gables, the whole Harry Potter series, anything by James Herriott

Favorite movies

Little Women, Chariots of Fire, It's a Wonderful Life

Favorite city


Favorite coffee

Coffee ice cream

Nobody knows I

get up at 5:15am to work out with my husband at the YMCA

My latest accomplishment

I'm the co-author of Chemical Process Principles (4th edition), the same textbook I used as a student.

Current Research

My research interests lie in the area of educational scholarship, including teaching and advising effectiveness, academic integrity, process design instruction, and organizational culture.