Lisa Bidwell earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Indiana University, did graduate work in both Theatre and Arts Administration, and lived and studied abroad for several years in Berlin, Germany. She was the manager of the instructional development unit of the IU School of Continuing Studies for 15 years, and she also worked as an administrative assistant for the Kelley School of Business and the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. She received a 25-Year Service Award from the university in 2015 and a School of Continuing Studies Service Award in 2009. Although officially retired from Indiana University, Lisa is now working part-time for the Russian Studies Workshop.