Lisa Metzger-Mugg

Lisa Metzger-Mugg

Lisa Metzger-Mugg

Instructor , Higher Education Administration and Policy
Vice President of Program & Operations, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA


Lisa is currently the Vice President of Program & Operations at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a youth development educational program operating in over 130 countries with over 1.3 million active participants. She is responsible for the overall growth strategy in the U.S., curriculum development, quality assurance, research impact, staff development, and overall program and operations. Prior to her current role, Lisa worked in several different leadership roles at Northwestern University in central administration and the school level. She served as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Administrative Initiatives and coordinated strategic planning across the Business and Finance Division, oversaw planning for several Board of Trustees committees, and was responsible for HR, internal and external communications, and the divisional budget. She was the head of Institutional Research in Administration and Planning, The Graduate School, and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Northwestern, she led Research and Evaluation at the City Colleges of Chicago District Office and conducted assessment and clinical research at Johns Hopkins University. She teaches Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education and also teaches Research Analysis courses in the Master’s Research Project sequence. ​



Year Degree Institution
PhD, Educational Psychology Loyola University Chicago
MS, Developmental Psychology Johns Hopkins University
BS, Psychology, Philosophy, and Humanities Valparaiso University

Research Interests

Improved educational pathways to college completion for underserved students; issues of access, affordability, and successful degree/career outcomes of low-income and underrepresented minority college students; addressing racial, ethnic, and income disparities in educational outcomes through improved institutional support; community colleges; doctoral education; and event history analysis.