Dr. Lisa Rubin is a member of the Life U faculty whose professional and personal trajectories have had deep ties with the university. She is also a member of the community who has consistently been involved in, and taken leadership roles within university organizations.

Having arrived at Life University in 2001, Dr. Rubin exemplifies the principles upon which Life University was founded.

Originally a New Jersey native, Dr. Rubin arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University as an undergraduate student. During this period was when Dr. Rubin would meet her future husband, Dr. Drew Rubin – who was attending Life Chiropractic College and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1989.

Following Dr. Lisa Rubin’s undergraduate years and her future-husband’s graduation from Life College, they returned to New Jersey for a period of time. It was during this period that Dr. Rubin would receive her PhD in Clinical Psychology, marry Dr. Drew Rubin and give birth to their son Palmer.

Later in 2001, Dr. Drew Rubin would be asked to return to Life University – this time as an adjunct faculty member teaching Pediatric Chiropractic. Today, Dr. Drew Rubin is 1 of 5 Board-Certified Diplomates in Pediatric Chiropractic in the state of Georgia, and is also a speaker for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

“[Life U] Has always been a place to come back to,” Dr. Lisa Rubin recounts returning to Georgia with her family, as her husband was being onboarded into his new position. While physically accompanying Drew at the university, there was a relatively urgent need to fill a teaching position within the Psychology department.

“Can you cover the class?” Dr. Rubin recalls her entry initially into later becoming an adjunct faculty member at Life University, “And then 6 months turned into a year, and so on.”

In 2003 a counseling-focused Student Success Center was spearheaded by Dr. Rubin, where she would later become the Director. Additionally, in 2007 former president of Life University Dr. Guy Riekeman asked Dr. Rubin to become an advisor for the Life U Student Ambassador organization – a position that she maintains today. “I love watching them [student ambassadors] go through a growth and development practice,” Dr. Rubin says as she describes her involvement and love for the Student Ambassador organization at Life U.

When looking back at her professional and personal path, Dr. Rubin says that “[Life U] is a little bit of home, and a lot of bit of our relationship.”

Dr. Rubin’s path with Life began organically, and would ultimately turn into a decades-long story where she would meet her husband and life partner, begin a family and develop herself professionally. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings over the course of her career, and is also a published author in peer reviewed journals, in addition to her experience in college counseling.

Life U is grateful for members of the community such as Dr. Lisa Rubin – that set a phenomenal standard for those around them – in spirit of the guiding principle of Lasting Purpose.