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Lisa Hammond

Title: Director of Faculty Affairs, USC Columbia
Professor of English, USC Lancaster
Department: Humanities Division
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-777-4029
Office: Osborne 102A, USC Columbia
Lisa Hammond, Professor of English


Lisa Hammond is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Director of Faculty Affairs at the University of South Carolina Columbia. 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 three chapbooks of poetry, Lily Watch (Seven Kitchens Press, 2021), 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).