Nuclear reactor at NC State University. Photo by Marc Hall

Lisa Marshall Elected to the American Nuclear Society Board of Directors


Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall, director of outreach, retention and engagement in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected to the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Board of Directors.

The ANS is a not-for-profit professional organization of scientists, engineers and other professionals devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,000 members, from more than 40 countries, come from diverse technical disciplines ranging from physics and nuclear safety to operations and power, and from across the full spectrum of the national and international enterprise, including government, academia, research laboratories, and private industry, dedicated to raising awareness of nuclear energy and providing development opportunities for professionals.

Marshall has been involved with the ANS since 2005, though this election highlights her most prestigious position to date. Her term lasts for three years and began this past June.

Marshall joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering in 2001. Along with her work as director of outreach, retention and engagement, she serves as a lecturer, contributing to and teaching NC State course E101 “Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving.”

She also contributes to NC State’s four-course multidisciplinary China Study Abroad Program – engineering, science, technology & society (STS) and international relations – at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China by teaching STS 490 “Geographies of Energy.”

She is also the educational outreach director for NC State-led Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC). CNEC is a five-year, $25-million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development to develop the next generation of leaders with practical experience in technical fields relevant to nuclear nonproliferation.

Marshall graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a master’s in geography and a graduate certificate in geospatial information science from NC State.