Alisa S. Dyson, EdD

Senior Director of External Affairs and Faculty Development

(434) 582-8720

Education

  • EdD, Liberty University, 2006
  • Post-Doctoral Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University, 2011-2015
  • MEd in Educational Administration, Liberty University, 1992
  • MEd in Education, Liberty University, 1990
  • BS, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1988

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
  • International Association of Medical School Educators (IAMSE)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Biography

Dr. Dyson’s experience includes collaborating with business unit presidents and executive leadership team to develop and align leadership, team and individual development strategies.  Prior to her employment with Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, she was responsible for driving enterprise-wide organizational transformation, including culture and organizational alignment. She worked with business leadership teams on change management, leveraging cross-functional stakeholders to implement strategies. She led high performance work team in the development of curriculum design for all business units including the various laboratory areas. She developed a web-based blended learning system to deliver physician education with continuing medical education credits. Each of these courses included automated assessment and certificate issuance upon completion of the post assessment case studies.  Substantially improved course quality while accelerating the content development process for physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical health consultants and employees. Responsible for accreditation efforts with ACCME, AOA, AMA, AANP and AAFP category 1 CME credit for approved physician courses.  Dr. Dyson determined key information technology requirements to drive innovation, including mobile learning platforms, eLearning and multi-media programs, learning management system, and learning content management system.

Dr. Dyson’s is currently the Senior Director of External Affairs, Faculty Development, Accreditation and CME.  She provides leadership support to faculty in the development and implementation of a variety of pedagogical techniques utilized in Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) as well as ensures regulatory compliance with the COCA.

Publications/Research Interests

  • Educational leadership curriculum development presentations targeted toward primary and secondary instruction and assessment. (Moscow, Russia)
  • Educational leadership curriculum development presentations targeted toward primary and secondary instruction and assessment for the revision of National Curriculum Statements and Policy, Grades R-9 Department of Education. (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • “How Effective Teachers Help People Learn” (Liberty University, Virginia)
  • “Reaching and Teaching Millennial Learners” (Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia)
  • “Designing and Delivering More Effective Lectures: Techniques for Better Learner Engagement” (Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia)
  • “EPAs, Competencies, and Milestones” Collaboration with a team of clinical faculty to develop and assign general objectives and competencies to multiple components of the medical school curriculum. The team recommended that the AAMC Physician Competencies Reference Set and the AOA Physician Competencies be adopted as frameworks for objectives and competencies.
  • ACSI International Early Education Leadership Conference, “Assessment for Early Education.” (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • ACSI International Early Education Leadership Conference, “Strengthening Curriculum and Instructional Practices Based on Brain-Based Research.” (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • “Early Childhood Cognitive Development: The Importance of Understanding the Constructivist Theory of Education and Its Connection to Best Practices from the Most Recent Brain Research.”  (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • “Research Findings in Early Childhood Curriculum Development – In Developing Curriculum or Deciding Whether a Particular Curriculum is Appropriate, is the Curriculum Itself Supported by a Body of Research that Supports a ‘Best Practice’ Approach to Instruction?” (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Six-week Training Course for Regional Sales Force of Roche Biomedical Laboratories using certified training techniques from the Covey Leadership Center and ADI Bringing Out the Best In People. (Richmond, Virginia)
  • “A Diabetes & Prevention Management Panel: Understanding Cardiometabolic Disease” CME Course Development with Instructors: Dr. T. Moran, Dr. E. Ferguson, Dr. T. Graham and Dr. S. Voros. Course presented in blended format.  Online instruction delivered to 25,000 physicians across the United States.
  • “Comprehensive Stratification: Role of Biomarkers” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. Szilard Voros. Course presented in blended format.  Online instruction delivered to 25,000 physicians across the United States.
  • “Advanced Lipid Testing: A Case-Based Discussion” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. Tara Dall. Course presented in blended format.  Online instruction delivered to 25,000 physicians across the United States.
  • “Lipids in Children and Adolescents: Challenges and Solutions” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. Tara Dall.
  • “Familial Hyperlipidemia: Clinical Pearls for Diagnosis and Management” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. Tara Dall. The purpose of this course is to improve the health and well-being of patients and the public by providing current information on preventive diagnostic, and therapeutic modalities to physicians in order to recognize the physical symptoms combined with genetic conformation.  Early diagnosis, treatment, and management of familial hyperlipidemia is critical.
  • “Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Patterns and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. William S. Harris. Course presented in blended format.  Online instruction delivered to 25,000 physicians across the United States.
  • “Heart Attack proof: The Science of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention” CME Course Development with Key Thought Leader, Dr. Michael Ozner. Course presented in blended format. Online instruction delivered to 25,000 physicians across the United States and Internationally.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Transition Innovations Advisory Council Chair. Worked with other board members to create a centralized online resource on transition education for the State of Virginia.
  • Developed a certified Clinical Health Coach Curriculum with content experts on the following biomarkers and deployed an online learning management system across the United States for each module:
  • Curriculum Development of the American Association of Diabetic Educators Accreditation of Standard 6. Wrote and accredited a written curriculum reflecting current evidence and practice guidelines, with criteria for evaluating outcomes, which served as the framework for the provision of DSME responsible for the education and outcomes of Type 1 and Type 2 adult diabetic patients.