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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

Lisa Hammond

Title: Professor of English
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Department: Humanities Division
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7044
Office: Founders Hall 204
Lisa Hammond, Professor of English


Lisa Hammond is Professor of English and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Originally from Florence, SC, she earned her BA from Francis Marion University, and an MA and a PhD from the University of Alabama. She taught in the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University before joining the faculty of USC Lancaster in 1998.

Dr. Hammond is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Goddess Suite (Small Fires Press, 2018) and Moving House (Texas Review Press, 2007), which won the 2006 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook. Her poems have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Calyx, The South Carolina Review, English Journal, storySouth, North Carolina Literary Review, and Literary Mama, among others.

In addition to writing poetry, she is also a scholar. Her research focuses on American women writers, composition and technology, and gender issues in culture; her work has appeared in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Biography, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and in the collection, Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse, edited by Jocelyn Fenton Stitt and Pegeen Reichert Powell (SUNY Press, 2012).

She teaches first-year composition, a wide range of sophomore-level literature courses for majors and non-majors, and a senior-level women’s literature course. Her online introductory women’s studies course, WOST J111: Women in Culture, won the Distinguished Program Award of the Region VII Association for Continuing Higher Education (region VII includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas).