Lisa Sisk's research interests are crisis communications, nonprofit public relations and internal communications.
Faculty and Staff
Lisabeth (Lisa) D. Sisk
|Department:||School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 327
Columbia, SC 29208
Virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday
10 - 11:30 a.m.
B.S., Mass Communications, Lindenwood College
M.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
Sisk believes her students learn more effectively in an interactive setting. She structures her classes to combine lecture with opportunities for meaningful engagement and deep discussion. Her professional practice includes agency, corporate and nonprofit public relations, and she incorporates those experiences into her teaching.
She has received the USC Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation, Mary Caldwell Excellence in Teaching award from the SJMC, and three Mortar Board awards for excellence in teaching from the Mortar Board Society.
Sisk has taught Public Relations Campaigns, Crisis Communications, Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations, and the public relations Atlanta Maymester. At the graduate level, she taught Integrated Communications Campaigns for 10 years and the Camp Carolina writing program for 18 years. Now she teaches Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations and Crisis Communications exclusively online.
She loves spending all possible time with her daughter, son, daughter-in-law and 3-year-old granddaughter, all of whom live out of state.
Sisk is an active foster parent for Pawmetto Lifeline, a non-euthanizing shelter whose mission is to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands. Her house is full of cats and dogs, but she does not consider herself a crazy cat lady. She is a former federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, raising and caring for thousands of injured and orphaned native wild animals. Therefore, her back yard has been left untamed to provide enhanced habitat for native species of songbirds; at least that’s the excuse she gives her neighbors.