Lisa M. Black


Lisa M. Black, Ph.D. is Director, Cultural Belonging and Social Ethos at the American Society of Civil Engineers, the nation’s oldest engineering society, representing more than 150,000 members. She has previously served at the ASCE as Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at ASCE, where Dr. Black’s responsibilities include developing, monitoring and evaluating programs, activities and products aimed at promoting full participation of underrepresented groups in the civil engineering profession.

Through her work with ASCE’s National Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, she provides leadership in all matters of diversity and inclusion within the civil engineering community and implements programs designed to advance awareness and recognition of the civil engineering profession, with a special emphasis on promoting civil engineering as an inclusive discipline.

Prior to joining ASCE, Dr. Black held leadership roles in the public education sector where she served as Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Race and Equity in Madison Wisconsin and more recently as the Executive Director of Education and Training Programs for her husband’s company, KLB & Associates, Inc.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology from North Carolina State University and both graduate degrees, an M.S. in Social Work and Ph.D., were earned from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.