Faculty Profile for Lisa Anne Lamb Weber
Biography and EducationI am originally from Miami; I grew up in a very fast paced city with enormous diversity. I was always a people watcher and became interested in group dynamics and all the various ways in which we relate and intersect with our environment.
In 1995 I moved to Texas and enrolled at the University of Texas in San Antonio as a non-traditional returning student. I received my B.A. in Sociology in 1999 and my M.A. in 2000. By the spring of 2001, I earned my online teaching certification and soon thereafter I began teaching at Texas State University.
Research InterestsIn the past, I conducted research using a snowball sample consisting of one-on-one interviews with former drug addicts and alcoholics who were recovering members of a twelve-step group. These taped recorded interviews can be found in my online course, Drugs and society. In my research I focused on two things: the problem of substance abuse and the solution to substance abuse.
I am also interested in how technology can promote equal access to education and ultimately jobs. In an effort to examine this relationship more closely I conducted research which resulted in a report titled, ‘The Benefits of Online Learning: an Overview of the Online Classroom.’ This research shows that online education has made higher education more accessible to all.
Selected Service Activities
Department Faculty Profile Committee
September 2019-December 2019
January 2019-December 2019
Technology and Web Presence Committee
August 2018-August 2019
August 9, 2019-August 9, 2019
Attendee / Participant
August 27, 2018-December 9, 2018