Lisa Howley is an Educational Psychologist who has spent over 20 years advancing medical education. She currently leads strategic efforts to support the advancement of teaching and learning across the continuum of medical education. Prior to becoming the Senior Director of Initiatives and Partnerships at the Association of American Medical Colleges, she served as the Assistant Vice President of Medical Education and Physician Development for the Carolinas HealthCare System in North Carolina. In that role, she led a number of medical education initiatives across the professional development continuum, including graduate medical education accreditation and physician leadership development. She concurrently served as the Assistant Professor of Educational Research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she supported curriculum and faculty development at the UNC regional campus in Charlotte, and engaged in scholarship contributing to empirical and conceptual literature in evaluation and assessment of clinical performance.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her Master of Education and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.