About Lisa Kardos, Ph.D.
Dr. Lisa Kardos has experience in chemical engineering, management, higher education, public speaking, and career development. She is the Founder of the Lisa Kardos School of Excellence and the Amazon Bestselling Author of Optimize for Victory: A Simple Approach to Overcome Challenges and Achieve Your Dreams.
Dr. Kardos advanced her career in the chemical industry, where she coached and mentored colleagues of various experience levels. She held roles such as Process Engineer, Manufacturing Technology Specialist, and Section Leader (Technology Deployment) at Infineum (a joint-venture of Exxonmobil and Shell), as well as Sr. Technical Manager at Anderol Specialty Lubricants, a Division of Chemtura Corporation.
In addition to her management and industry experience, Dr. Kardos earned her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). A previous role of advising undergraduates as the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering (NJIT), in addition to her years of experience helping students through the chemical engineering courses she teaches, inspired her to write her Amazon bestselling book, Optimize for Victory: A Simple Approach to Overcome Challenges and Achieve Your Dreams. Since the publication of her book, she also launched an online school in October 2015 to help professionals advance their lives and careers: the Lisa Kardos School of Excellence.
Dr. Kardos often serves as a Keynote Speaker on the university level. When she is not teaching, writing, or speaking, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.