Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD, GC-C

Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD, GC-C
Principal, Training By Seeds

Dr. Lisa Caraway Oliver brings to TRAINING BY SEEDS over fifteen years of project and program management, facilitation and training experience working for such organizations as Georgia Quick Start, Morehouse College, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


A Death, Dying, and Bereavement Educator and Certified Grief Counselor, Dr. Lisa Caraway Oliver received her Doctor of Education degree in adult education from the University of Georgia.  She researched death and dying, emotion work, and informal learning among hospice care professionals resulting in her dissertation, How Do Caregivers Learn? Exploring the Informal Learning of Hospice Care Professionals.  Dr. Oliver earned her certification in grief counseling from the American Academy of Grief Counseling

Dr. Oliver has presented her research findings on hospice care professionals at the 38th annual Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) conference.  She is also a program presenter on death education in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system, a blogger for the site, and facilitates, with Humorist Jerry Drye, a podcast Dr. Death and the Humorist.

Dr. Oliver has recently published a book. Final Wishes: A Workbook for Planning a Funeral, is available in both Print and Kindle versions from

View Dr. Oliver's resume here.


Doctor of Education - Adult Education
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Master of Science - Instructional Technology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

Howard University
Washington, District of Columbia


Dr. Oliver is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jeff, their two adult children, one messy dog and one vocal cat.  Dr. Oliver is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.