Lisa Rubin Named to N4A Board of Directors

By Patrice Scott

Lisa Rubin

Lisa Rubin, assistant professor of special education, counseling and student affairs in the College of Education, recently began her two-year term on the board of directors for the N4A: National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals.

Rubin’s research interests include ethics in intercollegiate athletics, advising and developing student-athletes, the changing environment of college athletics, NCAA reform and women in intercollegiate athletic administration. Earlier this year, Rubin was notified that her research proposal concerning athletes and financial literacy was one of five grants fully funded by the NCAA out of 84 grant applications. She also is a 2018 recipient of the Big 12 Faculty Fellowship in collaboration with the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin.

N4A, which has been in existence since 1975, is a diverse educational service and professional nonprofit organization. Membership of N4A includes academic support and student services personnel who are committed to enhancing opportunities for academic, athletics and personal success for student-athletes. For more information on N4A, visit N4A is administered by NACDA, which is in its 54th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit

Dr. Rubin is a professor in the Academic Advising Graduate Program.

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