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Lisa Renz, Ph.D.

Lisa Renz, Ph.D.

Regent University’s adjunct professors are rigorously selected so that they help students grow in knowledge and faith. These professors, who teach on a contractual basis, must be dedicated to Christ-centered teaching and learning; have a record of or potential for academic scholarship; possess the ability to teach undergraduate-level and/or graduate-level courses, and embrace Regent’s Identity and Mission statements and subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.


Dr. Lisa Renz joined the faculty as an adjunct professor in the School of Business & Leadership in 2013 and serves on the Board of Advisors for the MBA program. She has served as an adjunct professor at South University and Azusa Pacific Online University. Renz is also an executive director of BNI Southeastern Virginia. As an executive director, she provides consulting and instruction to hundreds of businesses in areas such as networking, leadership, growth, organizational development, and government contracting.

Renz presents at conferences regarding networking, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational development, workplace privacy and conflict resolution. She can also be heard as a business expert on “Voice of America,” a nationally syndicated radio show.

Renz has published a book, My Life on One Road, and was published in the book titled Downsizing – Is Less Still More? She is currently working on a book regarding leadership and a chapter for a human resources book regarding privacy in the workplace.


Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, 2012

MBA, Saint Leo University, 2008

B.A., Business Administration, Saint Leo University, 2006


Published Works:

Renz, L. M. (2010). My life on one road. United States of America.

Renz, L. M., Gandolfi, F., Hansson, M. & Davenport, J. (2012). "Post-downsizing implications and consequences: A global perspective." In C. Cooper, A. Pandey, & J. C. Quick (Eds.), Downsizing: Is less still more? Cambridge University Press.

Stone, G. & Renz, L.M. (2011). "Examining viral marketing and the diffusion of the Gospels." Regent University Global Business Review, 5(1), 19-25.

Stone, G. & Renz, L. M. (2011, June 20). "Ready, aim, fire! Recalibrate customer communication to find success in your marketing." Inside Business.

Renz, L. M. (2009). "Metaphor: Imagery devices used by Morgan to describe organizations as culture and psychic prisons." Emerging Leadership Journeys, 2(1), 54- 65.

Renz, L. M. (2012). "What organizational leaders need to know to manage those organizational practices employees perceive as invasive or an invasion of privacy." (Doctoral dissertation).

Professional Presentations:

"Biblical perspectives on corporate ethics." Regent University, Panelist, 2014

"Latinos and leadership." Regent University, Panel moderator, 2011

"Entrepreneurial Learning in Business Networks." Autonomous Learning Caucus, Oxford University, England, March 8-12, 2010

"Email marketing." Local Marketing Expo, Panel moderator, 2010

"Entrepreneur Job Fit, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Quit: The Effects of Work-family Conflict." Leadership Caucus, Regent University, 2009


Top 40 Under 40, 2009

Community Builder Award, 2010

Business Person of the Year, 2010

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2012

Outstanding Graduate in the Ph.D. program, Regent University, School of Business & Leadership, 2013