Education1975 Goddard College, B.A.
1985 Florida State University, M.S.
1988 Florida State University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtFirst-Year Writing
Dramatic Writing for Radio and Alternative Performance
Contemporary Short Fiction
Contemporary Themes in Literature: Memoir
Career SpecialtiesLisa Birnbaum teaches creative writing, academic writing and literature. Her articles on the teaching of writing have been included in numerous professional journals, though in recent years her publication has been in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Her novel Worthy is forthcoming from Dzanc Books, and her essays and poetry have appeared in such journals as Connecticut Review, Grand Tour, Quarter After Eight, Puerto del Sol and Kestrel.
Professional and Community Activities:Lisa Birnbaum chaired the English and Writing department from 2012-2015. From 1989-2003, she directed the Saunders Writing Center, during which time she also led (for two years) the First-Year Writing program. She was Fiction Editor of Tampa Review for more than a decade, consulting with writers on books for the press and also reading for The Danahy Fiction Prize.