Lisa-Marie Napoli, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the PACE program. She specializes in conflict management and deliberative democracy, as her passion is to bridge different perspectives for greater understanding. She has been with the PACE program since its birth and led the development of curricular content for several courses. She leads PACE’s Voices for Democracy initiative that prepares college students to moderate discussions with peers and community members about important public issues.
Lisa-Marie refuels her motivation for learning through research-learning exchanges with the Kettering Foundation—focusing on Centers for Public Life, college students and politics, and climate change. She has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, mediator, and trainer, and is active in the Bloomington community as a consultant and organizer.
To maintain balance in life, she enjoys bicycling to work year-round and explores opportunities to dance, hike, and swim (often with her seven-year-old son) when possible.