As General Manager Dr. Lisa Collins inspires, motivates, and guides TIV's executives and managers. She is responsible for guiding the company's operations to ensure that its goals are met in an effective and efficient manner. She is in charge of creating and carrying out the company's business strategy and providing strategic counsel to the board and chairperson.
Dr. Collins is also the Director of Events Management, Communications and Logistics at TIV. She is responsible for: Planning, development and implementation of all of the Organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations, activities. Organization of Conferences and Workshops including communications with participants, speakers and sponsors, coordinating the appearance of all Organization print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc. She is responsible for general project management such as collecting and analyzing data and preparing materials for submission to granting agencies and private organizations, managing and responding to project related email, attending project meetings, and preparing articles, reports and presentations.
Dr. Collins has a PhD and MA from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and has extensive international experience. Her past work experience includes serving as the Dean of Saybrook College at Yale University, New Haven, CT, where she was the chief academic officer and residential life advisor to approximately 500 students, As the Dean, she supervised the Freshmen Counselor and Faculty Advising programs and was the main advisor to students on post-college employment, curriculum planning, college transition, disciplinary matters and personal issues. She also was the director of the office budget, administration and staff manager and served on various University Committees.
Dr. Collins has served as the Dean of Students at The Ross School in East Hampton, NY. As the Dean of Students she was the chief resource for parents, students, faculty and staff for matters related to student conduct, safety, and academic achievement for over 400 international boarding students. While at Ross she created innovative policies, procedures and standards, resulting in significantly improved student conduct. She prepared reports, maintained the student database, and provided all supporting documents related to student conduct. She was also the chief liaison for student government, peer tutor, and advising programs.
Dr. Collins has also served as the English Dept. Chair and head administrator of the Bachelors of English Program for the Colegio Estudios Universitarios Mayab (CEUM), Merida, Yucatan, MX, There she directed the development, implementation and supervision of all academic content for the department.
Her teaching experience includes: Yale University, Lecturer/ Anthropology Department: The Archaeology of the African Diaspora, Pine Manor College, Lecturer/ Sociology Department: Social Problems, Harvard University, Lecturer/ Anthropology Department: The Archaeology of the African Diaspora, Harvard University, Teaching Fellow: Two sections in the Harvard University Core, Foreign Cultures 34, “The Ancient Maya”.
She has won the following awards: Cora Du Bois Charitable Trust Dissertation Completion Grant, Harvard University, The Mayor Goode Minority Scholarship for Study at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Prize Fellowship, Harvard University, The John G. Owens Fellowship, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and the Distinction in Teaching award, granted by the Derek Bok Center of Teaching, Harvard University.
Her skills and interests include: Entrepreneur and Professional Archaeologist for 16 years, Former president and director of a real estate development corp. in Yuc, MX, Owned and managed 12 multi-family houses in economically challenged neighborhoods in and around New Haven, CT, Former licensed contractor in state of CT, Advanced proficiency in Spanish