As a faculty member, I have spent years researching college choice and access. My specific area of focus is on students who are the first in their families to attend college. The process I use at Lead with Dr. W. is grounded and supported by research.
I have presented at conferences at the regional, national, and international levels on this topic. In addition, I have published articles. Below is a selection of my publications:
Level Up: The College Application
This course is focused on preparing for the college application, choosing colleges to apply to, and discussions about scholarships.
Level Up: The Grad School Year
This course is focused on the beginning of graduate school, focusing on the research direction, and guidance on graduate school coursework.
Level Up: College Prep
This course is focused on individuals entering college, seeking guidance on a college major, and seeking guidance in college.
Level Up: Your Career
This course is focused on career promotion, guidance on career direction, and career change.
“Lead with Dr. W is the premium platform for collegiate academic services. Dr. Lisa Wisniewski has created an infrastructure that connects students with resources and tools necessary to enhance one's understanding and preparation for college level ready courses. It is through Lead with Dr. W that students can get the assistance they need to excel and thrive in the present as well as their undergraduate and graduate career. I fully recommend Lead with Dr. W and I can positively say that no student will regret it after experiencing it for themselves.”Kevin Anglade (Adjunct English Instructor)
“Great and innovative initiative! Highly recommended! ”Maksi
“I also want to thank Dr. W. for her endless help and guidance throughout my research.”Josh
“ From personal experience as a first-generation student, I encountered so many obstacles on my own. I wish I had someone’s guidance and helping hand before attending college, but I like to think that everything happens for a reason. I’m just super glad I reached out to you and you helped me without hesitation! Truly means a lot and I hope you know that your helping hands will help so many other students, just like they helped me! Thank you so much again! ”Vicky
“Dr W guided me through the stages of my dissertation. I had a major lack of clarity and she was able to help me get back on track. Would highly recommend her for someone struggling to write their thesis or dissertation. I’ll be submitting my final manuscript this week and damn does it feel good. Thank you Dr W! ”Joshua