Instructor Biography

Lisa Daconta

Background and Experience

Lisa DacontaLisa Daconta received her Masters of Education from the University of Arizona with Honors and received the 2017 Outstanding Teach Arizona Student Teacher Award.  Her passion for Chemistry and Biology during her studies led to various opportunities to demonstrate her knowledge and interest in the chemical aspects of drinking water and water reuse programs.  Lisa spent a couple of years as a Lab Tech in preparation, organization and maintenance, while utilizing this experience to assist students from Community Colleges and Science Centers.  Her remarkable investigation of incorporating jojoba oil into biodiesel fuels was published in the Journal of Chemical Education, while she was involved with the Mesa Community College in AZ.

Lisa married her high school sweetheart, who is serving our country in the US Navy.  They are currently stationed in Virginia and recently brought a beautiful baby girl into their family.  Lisa has developed an excellent selection of training courses applicable to the drinking water and wastewater treatment field.  She has created a unique and timely course:  Chemistry of Lead Contamination in Drinking Water.  This has been included in the Lead and Copper course package series.

Courses Taught
Atomic Bonding
Atomic Theory
Chemistry of Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
Math Applications for Chemistry
Safety and Chemical Basics