Professor of English
University of South Carolina Lancaster
204 Founders Hall
Post Office Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721-0889
Dr. Hammond’s vitae
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Lisa Hammond is Professor of English and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Originally from Florence, SC, she earned her BA from Francis Marion University, and an MA and a PhD from the University of Alabama. She taught in the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University before joining the faculty of USC Lancaster in 1998.
Dr. Hammond is the author of a chapbook of poetry, Moving House, which won the 2006 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2007. Her poems have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Calyx, The South Carolina Review, English Journal, storySouth, North Carolina Literary Review, and Literary Mama, among others.
In addition to writing poetry, she also publishes research focuses on American women writers, composition and technology, and gender issues in culture. Her work has appeared in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Biography, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Most recently, she contributed a chapter to the collection, Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse (SUNY Press, 2012, edited by Jocelyn Fenton Stitt and Pegeen Reichert Powell).
She teaches first-year composition, a wide range of sophomore-level literature courses for majors and non-majors, and a senior-level women’s literature course. Her online introductory women’s studies course, WOST J111: Women in Culture, won the Association for Continuing Higher Education South Distinguished Program Award.
Dr. Hammond lives in a small town with her family and three little wildcats. She is not quite a crazy cat lady yet, but she is working on it.