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Faculty and Staff

Lisa Hammond

Title: Professor of English
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Department: Humanities Division
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7044
Fax: 803-313-7106
Office: Founders Hall 204
Lisa Hammond, Professor of English


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 is also an active scholar. Her 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 Distinguished Program Award of the Region VII Association for Continuing Higher Education (region VII includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas).