Lisa Jo Frech

Instructor, Environmental Studies


UC Box: A121

Office: Strain 102



MEd Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Park and Recreation Administration * Teaching Assistant

BS Springfield College, Springfield, MA. * One semester abroad.



Lisa Jo is an independent consultant providing board and organizational development, collaboration, facilitation, grant writing, and public relations services to public and private clients in the fields of natural resources and the environment. Lisa Jo is dedicated to the success of nonprofit environmental organizations and brings to her clients a broad base of experience tempered with enthusiasm, humor, and straight talk.


2003 Executive Summary of the Chesapeake Basin Report, State of Delaware

A User's Guide to the Nanticoke Watershed

Contributor to Delaware Outdoors Magazine

Editor of several newsletters

Partnerships for Clean Water;

Resources For Private Forest Landowners; 

Delaware's Coastal Heritage Greenway Auto Tour;

Chesapeake Bay & Susquehanna River Public Access Guide;

1992 Executive Summary of Delaware SCORP;

1989 Virginia SCORP and Executive Summary



   Delaware Adopt A Wetland Program

   Partnerships for Clean Water

   The Nanticoke Watershed

   Delaware Greenways - Make The Connection




2010 Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching Award from Marylhurst University

2001 Delaware Adopt A Wetland Service Award.

2000 Outstanding Cooperator Award from The Nature Conservancy and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

1999 J. Millard Tawes Award from the State of Maryland for enhancing Maryland’s environment.

1996 National Conservation Partnership Award from the National Park Service.

1994 Environmental Award from the Nanticoke Watershed Preservation Committee.

Extracurricular Activities
When she's not teaching or consulting, Lisa Jo is usually out in the wilds of the PNW, leading backpacking, kayaking, and mountaineering trips, frolicking in the ocean, screaming around Chehalem Mountain on her bike, or playing an intense game of ping pong. Despite her seeming hyperactivity, she recently found that she's finally old enough to appreciate yoga.

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.

ENV 324 Designing a Non-Profit

ENV 324 Introduction to Environmental Mediation

ENV 490 Capstone Experience