Lisa C. Russo

Higher Education Employment

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ (2000-Present)

  • Instructor- Temporary full-time faculty for a three-year appointment (2017-2020); Adjunct faculty (2000-2017, 2020- Present) teaching communication courses to:
  • Graduate students studying Leadership Communication, Training & Organizational Consulting, Organizational Communication
  • Undergraduate students studying Communication Ethics, Business & Professional Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse & Debate, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Gender/Race & Media, Communication Theory and Communication Career Prep Seminars
  • Honor Student Thesis Advisor -Spring 2019 term
  • Independent Study Advisor- Fall 2019, Summer 2020 term, Fall 2021 term
  • Volunteer Service to the Monmouth University Community- Human Resources Club advisor to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in human resources
  • Volunteer Service to the Department of Communication - Coordinator Open House events for prospective students in an effort to maximize new student enrollment; 2019-2020Graduate Faculty Comprehensive Exam Reader to assist in the determination of graduate students’ eligibility to complete their degree programs

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ (2002-2004)

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Mass Media to undergraduate students

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ (2001-2004)

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Public Speaking to community college students

Ocean County Community College, Toms River, NJ (2001-2004)

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Public Speaking to community college students

Corporate Employment

Inspire Communication LLC, Allenhurst, NJ (2013 – Present)

Business Owner/Director of College Admissions Advising Services

  • Assist high school juniors and seniors with navigating the college application process
  • Provide a full range of services including high school course selection counseling; college selection based on academic metrics, academic goals, and personal preferences; provide essay writing guidance, and instruction for application completion
  • Attend and conduct college information sessions and tours

Ecliptic Financial Services, Sea Girt, NJ (2014-2020)

  • Consultant college counselor
  • Conduct college advising sessions including college selection based on financial circumstances, academic metrics, academic goals, personal preferences; provide essay topic guidance

First Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Eatontown, NJ (1995-2009)

  • Training & Development Manager, HR Generalist/PHR certification, Corporate Communications Coordinator

Synergy Federal Credit Union, Cranford, NJ (1990-1995)

  • Training & Development Manager


Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Corporate & Public Communication
  • Specialist Certificate in Public Relations
  • Recipient of the Communication Graduate Academic Excellence Award

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Minors: French, Art History
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology Majors

Awards & Recognition

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

  • Nominee for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award