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Fall 2023: European and Asian Adventure
Associate Professor

Lisa Daunhauer

Colorado State University

Lisa Daunhauer, ScD, MS, OTR, is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University (CSU). Lisa has conducted research and caregiver training in Eastern European orphanages for many years and even lived there for a time. She led students and professionals in data collection and humanitarian work during this period. This experience fueled her career as a developmentalist, interventionist, researcher, and instructor– and perhaps her taste for thick and chewy coffee.

Thanks to this professional background, Lisa loves the challenge of addressing intercultural perspectives. She sailed on the Spring 2019 Semester at Sea voyage, where she taught courses related to development, health, disability, and social justice for youths. She built strong relationships with her students and observed remarkable growth in their ability to apply course material and travel experiences with cultural sensitivity.

At CSU, Lisa teaches and develops courses primarily related to pediatrics and lifespan development, health, and disability. She also has an active, federally-funded research program. Currently, her research includes work with an international team. Lisa also coordinates her department’s administration of the Early Childhood Education degree.

When she is not working, Lisa likes to chill out with family and friends. Her favorite pursuits include finding new trails to mountain bike or hike and paddle boarding in chilly mountain lakes. On this voyage, Lisa will be traveling with her equally adventurous kiddo, who also sailed on the Spring 2019 voyage.