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Lisa C. Birnbaum


Lisa C. Birnbaum

Meet Lisa C. Birnbaum

Associate Professor, English and Writing

Education: 1975 Goddard College, B.A.
1985 Florida State University, M.S.
1988 Florida State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: First-Year Writing
Creative Nonfiction
Dramatic Writing for Radio and Alternative Performance
Contemporary Short Fiction
Fiction Writing
Contemporary Themes in Literature: Memoir

Career Specialties: Lisa 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  was published in 2016 by 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: 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.