Dr. Lisa Phillips

Dr. Lisa Phillips

Associate Faculty

My desire to see others excel personally and professionally fuels my passion as an instructor.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Business

    - Capella University

  • M.B.A., Finance

    - Washington University

  • B.A., Economics

    - Pitzer College

"My goal is to assist students in the learning process by challenging their thinking..."

My Unique Approach to Education

I see myself as a mentor and coach. My goal is to assist students in the learning process by challenging their thinking while creating a safe environment for collaboration and idea exchange. I believe quality feedback is an important aspect of the learning process.  


I'm a native Southern California girl who loves sunsets and the ocean!  Who doesn't?  I have spent the majority of my career working in the financial services industry although I began my career working for IBM. While at IBM I was responsible for managing the IBM Business Partner Relationship and selling multi-million dollar systems to Fortune 500 customers.  After leaving my role with IBM I was hired into a managerial role with Pacific Bell in the Telecommunications Industry as Tactical Manager, Regional Market Sales & Service.  I loved managing and developing people.  After a brief exit from the corporate world to focus on raising a family, I returned to work in the financial services industry as Managing Director & Vice President of Finance and Operations for PFC Financial Group. 

On a more personal note, I am happily married to a wonderful man.  We are now empty nesters and enjoying dating again!