Lisa M. Marshall Bedward

Director of the Outreach, Retention & Engagement Program| Lecturer| Adviser

Chair, NC State University Association of Women Faculty
Associate Director, China Engineering Study Abroad Program
Former Board of Director, American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Lisa Marshall is the founding director of NC State Nuclear Engineering Outreach, Retention & Engagement Program and is responsible for pre-college through graduate level initiatives. She teaches 2 courses at the first-year level – Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving as well as Engineering in the 21st Century. And she has developed and teaches an upper-level Energy Geographies course. She is a scholarship/fellowship reviewer at the national through department level as well as the departmental alumni relations and global student experiences lead.

Ms. Marshall research work is in the areas of energy geography, (nuclear) engineering education, (inter)national co-curricular scholarship, geographic information systems (GIS), as well as STEM education for women and underserved populations. She is the recipient of 2020 ANS Young Members Advancement Award, 2020 NC State Engineering Champion for Women Award, 2019 NC State Outstanding Engagement Award, 2009 ANS Landis Public Communications & Education Award and was inducted into Sigma Xi, a scientific research society. She currently holds executive positions in the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) & the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

Lisa holds a master’s degree in Geography with a specialization in Energy Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and is completing her PhD in Higher Education specializing in Engineering Education from North Carolina State University.



Lecturer, NC State College of Engineering

Director & Lecturer, NC State Nuclear Engineering

Co-adviser, NC State Nuclear Engineering ANS, WiN & GSA

2014-2020 Educational Outreach Director, Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC)

2011-12 Educational Advisory Committee Member, Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL)


Educational Videos/Curriculum (future), X-Energy team of APRA-E project named GEMINA
Instructional Video, 2021 IAEA Workshop (40-minute)
Educational Video, 2021 ANS Student Conference (40-minute)
NC State Nuclear Brochure
2-minute & 5-minute Departmental Spotlights
2019-2020 Senior Design Presentations
2020 Graduation Student Moments
Departmental News (stories & photos)
2019-20 Departmental Fact Sheet

Select On-Campus Roles…

         Chair, NC State’s Association for Women Faculty (AWF)
         Steering Committee Member, NC State College of Engineering Broadening Participation & Inclusion (BPI)
         Working Advisory Council Member, NC State’s Women in Science & Engineering
         Committee Member, NC State Fellowship Advising Office
         Professional Staff (EHRA) Mentor
                       NC State Global Perspective Certificate Program
                       NC State Grand Challenges Scholars Program
                       NC State Pack Promise
         Career Identity Advocate/Coach, Green Zone Veteran Advocate, GLBT Advocate
         Former Judge, NC State Student Conduct Board
         Lead/Adviser, Fellowships & Scholarships – (inter)national & industry at university, college, department levels
         Former Chair, NC State Council on the Status of Women

Select Off-Campus Roles…

Co-Chair, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2020-2023 (on former Board of Advisers for NSF-funded AAG ALIGNED Project)
National Nuclear Engineering Department Communicators’ Group, 2020 – present
Board of Directors, American Nuclear Society, 2017-2020
Vice Chair for Public Engagement, American Nuclear Society (ANS) External Affairs Committee, 2020 – present
Co-Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion in ANS (DIA), ongoing
Board of Advisers,
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Department of Nuclear Engineering, 2017 – present
Member, ANS Development Committee, 2019 – present
Member, ANS Radiation Rapid Response Team, 2019 – present
Program Chair, ANS Education Training, Workforce & Development Division (ongoing, past division chair)
Member, Region II Communications Committee Member, US Women in Nuclear
Reviewer, National, Regional & University Fellowship & Scholarship Committees
Technical Reviewer, Journal for Women & Minorities in Technology, 2019 – present
Advisory Review Panel Member, US Department of Energy, Harnessed Atom (STEM curriculum for teachers & students)
Reviewer, ANS, ongoing
Reviewer, national fellowship programs
Former Board Member, Canadian Research Institute on the Advancement of Women (CRAIW)
Former Advisory Board Member, Carleton University Presidential Advisory Council of Human Rights
Former Advisory Board Member, Carleton University Presidential Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Conference Roles…

Program Chair & Technical Committee Member, 2023 ANS Conference on Nuclear Training and Education (CONTE) Biennial International Forum (2017, 2019, 2022 technical committee member)

2021 Early Career Program Committee, SMiRT 26 (International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology 19/Toronto, 25/Charlotte)

Co-Adviser, 2021 ANS National Student Conference

Student Programs Committee Chair and Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, 2021 ANS M&C: International Conference on Mathematics & Computational Methods

Organizing Committee, 2019 American Society of Engineering Education – Southeastern Conference (ASEE)

Select Papers/Presentations…

Marshall, Lisa (2021). “Geographies of Energy – a course in socio-technical decision making” in Nuclear Technology Special Issue (in publication)

Marshall, Lisa (2021) “Gender equity and reduced inequality – experiences, initiatives and best practice of the member universities” at University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Conference, Wollongong, Australia (panelist)

Marshall, Lisa (2020) “Engendering Success: educational outreach at NC State and beyond” at University of Tennessee at  Knoxville Nuclear Engineering Colloquium, October 2020

Marshall, Lisa (2020). “Geography & Nuclear Technology” in American Nuclear Society (ANS) Nuclear News, volume 63, no. 10, September 2020

Marshall, Lisa et al (2020). “Thought Leaders on Capacity Factors and Nuclear Power” in ANS Nuclear News, Volume 63, no. 6, May 2020

Marshall, Lisa. (2019). “Energy Geographies: a course in socio-technical decision making”  at the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), International Workshop on the Nuclear Social Science Nexus: challenges & opportunities for speaking across the disciplinary divide. (invited presentation)

Griffin, Clifford & Lisa Marshall (2019). “Creating a Sustainable International Program at NC State University”. 22nd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, Cincinnati Ohio, October 2019 (presentation)

Marshall, Lisa (2019) “Graduate School 101” at American Nuclear Society –Student Conferences (annually since 2013, workshop organizer & presenter)

Marshall, Lisa. “Nuclear Energy: Technical Overview & Global Implications” at Global Issues Seminar on Energy, Office of International Affairs, NC State University, Raleigh NC, December 2015 (presentation & moderator)

Marshall, Lisa. Public Perceptions of Nuclear Science in NC State’s Scholars’ Program Series “Research Unplugged”. NC State University, Raleigh NC, October 2014 (invited presentation)

Marshall, Lisa. Nuclear Engineering – gendered perspective for Women & Gender in Science & Technology course at NC State University, Raleigh NC, February 2013 (invited lecture)

2020 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Young Members Advancement Award
2020 NC State Engineering Champion for Women Award
2019 NC State Outstanding Engagement Award
2009 ANS Landis Public Communications & Education Award
2006 NC State College of Engineering Award for Excellence

Journal for Women and Minorities in Science & Technology
Professional Geographer


PhD in progress

ELPHD, Higher Education - engineering focus

NC State University


Energy Geography

UNC at Chapel Hill

Graduate Certificate

Geographic Information Systems

NC State University


Interdisciplinary Studies; Law

Carleton University

Research Description

Engineering education | energy geography | geospatial information science (GIS) | diversity, equity & inclusion in STEM | science policy | strategic enrollment management (SEM) for undergraduate & graduate programs


Nuclear Education Program Scholarships at NC State University
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(8/09/19 - 8/08/21)