Lisa Zajc

Assistant Professor of Business Get Contact Info


Accounting School of Business Business


Professor Zajc has been teaching in higher education since 2006 and has been at Carroll University since 2018. Prior to teaching, she worked as a Controller and Accountant for a privately held business for 12 years. She also has experience in Management and Banking having been a Department Manager at a Mortgage Banking firm.

Professor Zajc has two children and has spent many years attending their sporting events and extra activities, most recently her daughters collegiate track events around the Midwest. As they went off to college, she and her husband Steve moved out of their family home and took a year to remodel a small lake home and looks forward to lake living going forward!


•    M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Accounting
•    B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Finance

Areas of Specialization

Business Start Ups
Business Plans
Human Resource Management

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Creator of the first business plan capstone class model for the Technical College System in the state of Wisconsin 
Cohort Initiative for Accounting and Math Programs also a first for the Technical College System in the state of Wisconsin.

What is your teaching style?

Education is life changing when you connect, challenge and inspire students.

How do you make learning engaging?

Students may be surprised that in an accounting class they will be engaged in active learning! We work in teams and groups to solve problems and report out answers. I bring in my experiences and real-world stories and case studies that relate to our topics.

What should students know about you?

Students should know that I put myself in their place as I prepare for each class. I had a full-time job and a young family as I was worked on my Masters degree, so I fully understand what it means to try to balance it all! I tell my students that no one can take their education away from them and that it is my privilege to be part of their experience here at Carroll.
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