Lisa A. Zidek is the Associate Dean in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering and Associate Professor in Bioengineering. She joined FGCU in January, 2007 as the Academic Program Director. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Health Care Management from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as the Vice President of Student Development for the Institute of Industrial Engineers. She is an ABET Program Evaluator for Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology and General Engineering programs. Her research interests are in engineering education, with particular emphasis on engineering entrepreneurship and service learning. She was selected to participate in the 2009-2010 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Fellows program.