Lisa Wisniewski is Professor of Sociology at Goodwin University in East Hartford, Connecticut. Her research has focused on immigrant students, first generation college students, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and effective teaching practices focused on Universal Design for Learning. Lisa current serves as the Faculty Senate President. She also has several publications, podcasts, and blog posts featuring her work in teaching and advocacy. Lisa also hosts and produces Community Conversations @ Goodwin University, a lecture series focused on sociological topics and current events. The lectures are being developed into course curriculum aligning with the Universal Design for Learning framework and Open Educational Resources to provide access and expert level content for educational use.