Dr. Godfrey began her professional career as a freelance sign language interpreter in the Flint, Michigan area in 1990. She moved south in 1997 where she served as the Department Chair for the Sign Language Interpreting Department and later the Chair for the Division of Education at Tennessee Temple University (TTU) for sixteen years. She joined the Piedmont faculty through the TTU/PIU Merger.
She currently teaches American Sign Language at Heritage High School in Catoosa County, Georgia while serving as the Director for the Sign Language Interpreting Department at Piedmont. Her undergraduate degree is a double major of English and History. She has a Master’s degree in Career/Technical Education and an Ed.D. in Learning and Leadership. She holds both the Certificate of Interpretation and the Certificate of Transliteration from RID and Ed:K-12 Certification. She is a certified K-12 ASL teacher in the state of Georgia and she also holds the professional certificate from the American Sign Language Teachers Association. She has completed the course work for a certificate in Teaching ASL and Interpreting from the University of Colorado. Additionally, she completed the master mentorship program through Project TIEM online. Lisa joined CCIE as a commissioner in July, 2016.