Dr. Lisa LaGeorge serves as the Director of Outreach in Student Care at The Master’s University in Newhall, CA. In addition to teaching in the area of TESOL and Global Studies, Lisa administers and trains cross-cultural vocational student trips and provides leadership to TMU’s communities of International students, Military Students, and First Gen college students. Two decades of working with international students, third culture kids, and other undergraduates has proved to an immense joy, challenge, education, and delight.
Prior to coming to Master’s in 1998, Lisa spent five years involved in cross-cultural youth ministry in Alaska, a state that still holds an enormous piece of her heart.
Lisa loves to teach the Bible within her local church Grace Community, at Master’s, and for women’s events around the world. She has traveled in over 45 countries to encourage cross-cultural workers, provide teacher training workshops, and supervise student teachers. Her research and writing includes the topics of short-term missions, cross-cultural teaching methodologies, missionary biographies, and Third Culture Kid transitions.
Lisa serves on the board of The Elisha Foundation that provides retreats, respite training, and outreach with churches into communities of disability. One of the highlights of her life was trekking with The Elisha Foundation to Mt. Everest Base Camp.
She is working hard to break a 30-year habit of double spaces after sentences and would beg her reader’s patience. Lisa is rarely without a book, loves to cook for global gatherings, and hikes and camps and paddles if there is any time left.