About Lisa

Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD, GC-C

Research Interests:
Death and Dying | Emotion Work |  Informal Learning


Dissertation Title:  How Do Caregivers Learn? Exploring the Informal Learning of Hospice Care Professionals.

Dr. Oliver is certified in grief counseling by the American Academy of Grief Counseling.


Ed.D.    Adult Education                     University of Georgia
M.S.      Instructional Technology     Georgia State University
B.S.       Electrical Engineering           Howard University


Lisa is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jeff, their two adult children, two messy dogs and one vocal cat.

Why Talk About Death and Dying?

Because we NEED to have these conversations with our family and loved ones.

Not everyone can (nor wants to) be pregnant and give birth; however if I were to ask 10 people to tell me something about being pregnant or giving birth, I bet  9 out of 10 people could tell me something: the mother's stomach gets big, it usually take 9 months to birth a baby, etc.


Conversely, WE ALL GOING TO DIE, and most of us don't even THINK about death until it is us or someone we love in an intensive care unit and death is going to come sooner than later.


Let's start having these conversations; I am here to help you get them started.

Let's Connect!

  • I can meet with your group to talk about end of life issues, advanced directives, funeral planning, etc.

  • We can hold a Death Cafe, it will be FUN (Ok, may not be "fun" but it will not be as bad or weird as you think).

Contact me:  lisa@drlisaoliver.com  |  404.630.9106

Please allow 48 hours for me to return your email or call.  Thanks.