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Face coverings will be required on-campus and social distancing will be 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. Campus will be closed on Labor Day (Sept. 7). Classes will be held asynchronous (virtual) on Labor Day (Sept. 7) and Election Day (Nov. 3). Classes will be held remotely on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. This schedule also aligns with that of University of South Carolina's institution in Columbia.

Faculty and Staff

Andrew Pisano

Title: Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Coordinator
Department: Academic Affairs
USC Union
Phone: 864-424-8073
Office: Main Building, 208C


Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro

MA, University of North Carolina Greensboro

BA, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania  

Teaching and Research Interests

American Literature before 1900; Gothic American Literature; African American Literature before 1903; Native American Literature before 1900; Travel Writing; Rhetoric and Composition  


"Eighteenth-Century Spiritual Autobiography in the Quaker World." The Quaker World. Ed. Wess Daniels and Rhiannon Grant. Routledge Press. Forthcoming.  

"Cuisine de Composition: Experiential Food Writing in the Two Year College Composition Classroom." Shaping Minds, Shaping Worlds: Expanding Notions of English in Education, Research, and the Community. Ed. Nancy Myers. UNCG Publishing. Forthcoming.  

"Moving Inside Out: Success and Failure Navigating Race-Based Class Discussion." Transformations: The Journal of Scholarship and Inclusive Pedagogy 29.1 (2019): 106-12.

“Reforming the Literary Black Atlantic: Worshipful Resistance in the Transatlantic World.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Vol. 44 (2015): 81-100.

Conference Associations

SEA (Society of Early Americanists)

ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

MELUS (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)

MLA (Modern Language Association) 


Dr. Pisano has been teaching at USCU since August 2016. He teaches a variety of courses in American literature as well as introductory college composition and research methods. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Pisano coordinates the USCU writing center and runs a regular film series on campus with the goal of using film to broach important social and philosophical topics. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing guitar, and collecting vinyl albums.