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Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Texas at Tyler
M.S., Idaho State University
D.A., Idaho State University
Office Location: Memorial Hall, 116
Office Hours: TR (9-11) and by appointment
Prior to coming to Cumberland University in 2002 Dr. Cobb was an Assistant Professor of Biology at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her current responsibilities focus on overseeing academic assessment for the University and assisting the office of academic affairs in policy, professional development and management. In addition to these responsibilities, she continues to teach biology courses, serve as Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, stay active in her field, and remains engaged in student life. Dr. Cobb is the sponsor of the Pi Sigma chapter of Beta Beta Beta student biology honor society, the champion of campus recycling, the sponsor of the Cumberland University Earth Day, and engages in many other campus activities.
Scholarly and community service for Dr. Cobb are varied. Included among her passions are service to women, educators, and the discipline of biology. She is the President of Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) and champions not only women in higher education endeavors, but women and men in science (mentoring and encouraging young scientist to achieve to their full potential). Dr. Cobb is also a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers and supervises secondary biology teacher candidates in their field experiences.Dr. Cobb strives to model what she expects of others in all areas not only through her daily actions, but also through teaching, mentoring and advising. She was the 2006 recipient of the Cumberland University Outstanding Teaching Award and the 2010 Cumberland University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence and University Service Award. In addition, she has been an invited speaker for the 2011 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting and the 2012 Connections Conference on assessment.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, gardening and nature-watching with her husband and two sons.Publications: Honors and Awards
President of Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, 2012-present
Conference Chair of Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, 2011
President-elect of Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, 2010-2011
Cumberland University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence and University Service Award, 2010
Whos Who Among Professionals and Executives, 2009
Middle Tennessee Representative for Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, 2009
Outstanding Teaching Award, Cumberland University, 2006
Graduate Student First Place Award, Idaho Academy of Science; Caldwell, Idaho,1992.
Best Undergraduate Research, Texas Academy of Science; Beaumont, Texas; 1989.
PublicationsCobb, L.M. and V.A. Cobb, 2004. Occurrence of Parasitoid Wasps, Baeus sp. And Gelis sp., in the Egg Sacs of the Wolf Spiders Pardosa moesta and Pardosa sternalis (Aranea, Lycosidae) in Southeastern Idaho. The Canadian Field Naturalist 118(1):122-123.
Cobb, V.A. and L.M. Cobb. 2001. Geographic distribution. Hemidactylium scutatum Herpetological Review 32:111.
Cobb, L.M. and T. Stephens. 1999. Paraxial and lateral plate influences on reinitiation of wing development in chicken embryos. Teratology 60:74-82.
Additional info: Professional Society Memberships
Women in Higher Education in Tennessee
Air Quality Partnership (2006-Present)
Association of Southeastern Biologist (2005-present)
Tennessee Academy of Science (2002- present)
National Association of Biology Teachers (1992-present)
Beta Beta Beta (Membership 1988-; OBU faculty advisor 1994-98; CU faculty advisor 2003-present)