Lisa Dokken, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Geoversity

Regenerative Development Practitioner/Living Systems Thinker

Formerly Senior Lecturer in Biomimicry at Columbia University

Currently, Lisa is developing a tool kit for bioregional regenerative development for communities (representing all life), businesses, entrepreneurs and government for both Global Regenerative CoLab and Blue Marble Evaluation.  If you want, I also am on the faculty for Geoversity​ in Panama.  


Starting her career in sustainable development at the United Nations Development Programme, Lisa designed and implemented the first sustainability programing to be introduced throughout Africa, Latin America and the Arab States.

Today she is a biomimicry professional and will be one of 19 to receive the first Masters in Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University in the fall of 2015. Lisa also developed and taught the first biomimicry course offered at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in 2019-20.

In addition, Lisa delivers corporate and government workshops that introduce biomimicry for innovation and biomimicry to create the 21st century resilient and regenerative cities.

Lisa and her family lived in Asia and Latin America for over 13 years. She has consulted with the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative in Hong Kong, as well as various NGOs.

She holds a Masters in Public and Policy Administration from Columbia University, concentrating in Environmental Policy Management and Environmental Finance and a Masters in Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.