Dear friends and colleagues, after 10 years of working with Boise State, first as an adjunct faculty member, then as a tenured faculty member and department chair, I will be retiring from academia this month to return to the corporate world in my new role as CEO of GoGo Labs. This is my second time to leave academia for corporate life, so the transition isn’t new for me. As one colleague said, “Lisa, you’re a person who stitches the two worlds together.” I thought it was a great metaphor! Participatory innovation is at the heart and core of my work, and I hope to continue with that philosophy in all my future endeavors.
The last 10 years at BSU has been very rewarding and intellectually stimulating. It was an amazing win/win experience to help build a national leading EdTech program, and be involved in so many different cutting-edge innovations. The best part of my experience was having the opportunity to work with wonderful, dedicated and caring colleagues, and amazing students. It was a true privilege to work under the leadership of Dean Diane Boothe, and Associate Dean Ross Vaughn. Their leadership taught me the value of trust, communication, and collegiality as important aspects of supporting innovation and creativity.
At GoGo Labs, I plan to continue developing innovative learning technologies in partnership with universities, schools, business, and educators. I’m thrilled to continue our research and development work on 3D GameLab with Chris Haskell. Our grant work with NOAA on Planet Stewards is another exciting project in-progress where we’re able to leverage the talents of Andy Hung, and Alark Joshi in Computer Science to build quest-based learning, analytics and visualizations, and NOAA certified badges for high school students. We have several additional projects in the pipeline, and are always open to new opportunities, as well.
Please update my contact information, and stay in touch when possible. Thanks for the wonderful memories and experiences of a lifetime!
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour
Thank you for all your hard work and creativity in the EdTech program. Good luck to you Lisa, you will be missed.
That's awesome! I've had so much fun with 3D Gamelab and look forward to its continued development. You may want to check out this former CEO's blog if you don't already read it. You'll enjoy it. Good luck with all of GoGo Labs endeavors.
Good luck in the corporate world, it's very exciting to be applying all your research and knowledge to real-world development!
It was a true pleasure working with you! Thank you for your contributions.
Good luck to you,
It has been an honor to be part of Gamelab. I see exciting times ahead. Thanks Lisa!
Congrats and good luck to you! I am sorry I didn't have an opportunity to take one of your classes, but maybe I'll get involved with 3d gamelab, in the next few years .
Thank you so much for all the work you have done. I will miss you in Game Lab. Best Wishes on re-entering the corporate world!
I had the high honor of introducing Dr. Dawley as she gave the closing keynote for the Sloan-C's Emerging Technology for Online Learning conference back in '10. Here is my opener: