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Lisa Baird: Faculty and Staff

Lisa Baird
Assistant Professor


First Year Advisor

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Published Critical Books

  • Eloquent Design: Essays on the Rhetorics of Vision, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Great Britain, 2015

Published Critical Articles

  • "Personal Disclosure and Public Discourse in Creative Nonfiction," book chapter in Compelling Confessions: The Political of Personal Disclosure.
  • "What Students Know about Learning in Real and Virtual Worlds," article in Professional Students Review.
  • "Susan Sontag and Dian Arbus: The Siamese Twins of Photographic Art," article in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • "The Local Citizen in the Global Village: Picturing the World," book chapter in Battleground States: Scholarship in Contemporary America.
  • "Balancing Thought and Expression: A Short Course in Style," book chapter in Refiguring Prose Style: Possibilities for Writing Pedagogy.
  • "Re-Tooling the Enthymeme for the Modern Writing Student," award-wining article in CCTE Studies.

Published Creative Work

  • “Blue Rider.” Hippocampus Creative Nonfiction Journal
  • "One Fuji, Two Hawks, Three Eggplants." Boundaries.
  • “Going up Home” English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

Conference Presentations

  • "Susan Sontag and Diane Arbus: The Siamese Twins of Photographic Art." South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2010.
  • "Globalizing Images: Negotiating Local and Global Perspectives in Asset Maps." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2008.
  • "Virtual and Real Museums: Considering the Realism of Online Tours." Midwest Mordern Language Association, 2007.

Professional Memberships

  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • International Visual Literacy Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Professional Profile:

Professor Baird earned her Ph.D. in English from Texas Christian University, and her M.A. English as well as her B.A. in Philosophy from The University of Akron. She is a specialist in composition and rhetoric and has a special interest in the convergence of visual and verbal communication.

Faculty Sponsor, Sigma Tau  Delta

Faculty Sponsor, Intervarsity

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Asian Women Writers
  • Autobiographical Writing
  • The Bible as Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Composition
  • Great Works of Western Literature
  • Introduction to American Literature
  • Introduction to World Literature
  • Short Story Writing

 Previously taught at:

  •  Purdue University North Central
  •  Texas Christian University
  •  Mount Union College
  •  University of Akron

More Information:

Ph.D., English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

M.A., English, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (1998)

B.A., Philosophy, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (1983)