Assistant Professor, English

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box: R
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 257-3468

Lisa K. Suter


1997 Wright State University, B.A.
2000 Wright State University, M.A.
2009 Miami University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Research
Career Specialties
Lisa Suter comes from a background in rhetoric and composition, also known as the arts of persuasion and academic writing. She enjoys teaching first-year writing as it affords her the opportunity to work with new UT scholars going into every discipline in the University, helping them locate their intellectual interests in those fields. Her own research is in women's rhetorical history; specifically, she has published work on the American Delsartists: a group of women who taught and performed elocution and oratory in the late nineteenth century. Her published work appears in Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Acts (eds. Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe, SIUP, 2011) and in Women's Rhetorical Education (eds. David Gold and Catherine Hobbs, forthcoming from Routledge, 2013).
Professional and Community Activities:
Suter is an active member of multiple professional organizations: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) and Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC). She regularly presents papers at their annual meetings. Additionally, at The University of Tampa, she enjoys working with fellow faculty to improve teaching methods as a member of the Teaching Guild, and also by serving on the Composition and Rhetoric Subcommittee which oversees the teaching of first-year writing.
Honors and Awards
Delo Grant, 2010.  University of Tampa
Dana Grant, 2010.  University of Tampa
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Teaching Award 2004-05.  Miami University
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award recipient, English Department, 2004-05.  Miami University