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Department of Science & Mathematics at Marylhurst University

Lisa Jo Frech

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Department of Science and Mathematics


M.Ed., Temple University
BS, Springfield College

Classes Taught

Introduction to Environmental Mediation
Environmental Ethics
Introduction to Sustainability
Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Areas of Expertise

Natural resources, environmental science and nonprofit management


Lisa Jo is a consultant for natural resource agencies and environmental nonprofits, specializing in board and organizational development, executive coaching, communications, and strategic planning. She is also a wilderness guide, providing backpacking, sea kayaking, and cross country ski trips.

In addition to teaching at Marylhurst, Lisa Jo teaches in the Environmental Studies Department at Pacific University.

Lisa Jo founded the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, a regional environmental consortium of 36 diverse organizations spanning two states and five counties, and served as its Executive Director for 12 years. She worked as an environmental planner for the State of Virginia, the State of Delaware, and the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program. She founded two local land trusts and created three environmental documentaries.


Marylhurst University's Faculty Excellence in Service and Teaching (2010)

Outstanding Cooperator Award, The Nature Conservancy and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (2000)

State of Delaware Friend of Wetlands (2000)

J. Millard Tawes Award, State of Maryland (1999)

National Conservation Partnership Award, National Park Service (1996)

Environmental Award, Nanticoke Watershed Preservation Committee (1994)

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