Lisa D. McNair is a Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI) at the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology (ICAT). As part of the Creativity + Innovation initiative, she led the transdisciplinary team that created the Innovation Pathway Minor, which includes the Create!, StartUp, and Innovation in Society courses. Her work in CENI focuses on building networks between the university and multiple community sectors and supporting engagement in science, engineering, arts, and design. Her overarching goal is to develop learning experiences that are research-informed and that transverse perspectives within and beyond the university. Her other learning pursuits include hiking & e-biking, boxing, and sculpture. Way before all of this, she earned a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Chicago, and an M.A. and B.A. in English at the University of Georgia. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6654-2337.