Lisa Faithorn is a research anthropologist, organizational consultant and educator. Her work with groups in the US and abroad focuses on individual and organizational transformation, collaborative problem solving and effective team dynamics.
As a member of the Academy faculty, she co-facilitates programs for teachers in the Institute for Teaching and community workshops.
Lisa co-founded and taught in the anthropology graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco for 20 years. While at CIIS, Lisa worked for the establishment of the Women’s Spirituality Program, and created an area of specialization within the anthropology department entitled “Ecology and Social Change.”
Following her tenure at CIIS, Lisa was a social scientist for NASA for ten years. She facilitated collaboration among scientists of diverse disciplines with the NASA Astrobiology Virtual Institute, and between flight controllers and computer scientists developing new technologies for NASA missions. She continues her work with NASA on a part-time basis, focusing on program and project evaluation.
Since moving to northern New Mexico in 2006, Lisa and her husband cultivate Farside Farm, a certified organic farm, vineyard and educational venue with a focus on sustainable practices, in Medanales.