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Lisa Baird: Faculty and Staff

Lisa Baird
Assistant Professor


First Year Advisor

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

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

  • "One Fuji, Two Hawks, Three Eggplants." Boundaries.

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 Philosophy of 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 and in writing for online audiences.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  •  Advanced Expository Writing
  •  Composition
  •  Great Works of Western Literature
  •  Introduction to American Literature
  •  Autobiographical Writing
  •  Creative Nonfiction
  •  Screenwriting
  •  Technical 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)