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
Career SpecialtiesLisa Birnbaum is engaged in the teaching and practice of effective writing. Her articles on the teaching of writing have been included in numerous professional journals. She also is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.
Professional and Community Activities:Lisa Birnbaum has lived in Germany, Bolivia, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. She traveled to La Paz, Bolivia, in 1998, on a faculty research grant to work on her memoir of going to high school there.
Her fiction and essays have appeared in such journals as Connecticut Review, Grand Tour, Quarter After Eight and Puerto del Sol.