Associate Professor of English
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
She is author of American Voices of the Chicago Renaissance (Northern Illinois University Press), "Racial and Ethnic Semiosis in Mitsuye Yamada's `Mrs. Higashi Is Dead'" (MELUS), "Vachel Lindsay's Crusade for Cultural Literacy" (MidAmerica ), "From Chicago Renaissance to Chicago Renaissance: The Poetry of Fenton Johnson" (Langston Hughes Review), "Two Chicago Renaissances with Harlem Between Them," and "Richard Wright's Dogged Pursuit of his Place in the Natural World."
Lisa teaches courses in American literature, women's literature, composition, and Environmental Studies. Her hobbies include birdwatching, hiking, bicycling, and knitting.