Lisa Arnold, Assistant Professor
Office: Minard 318E32
In August 2015, I moved from Beirut, Lebanon, to Fargo to begin a new position as an Assistant Professor of English and Director of NDSU’s First-Year Writing Program. I held a similar position at the American University of Beirut from 2011-2015. My PhD is in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, and before that I attended George Mason University (MFA – Creative Writing) and Saint Louis University (BA – English). At NDSU, I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in writing pedagogy, composition history, and rhetoric.
My research interests include histories of writing instruction worldwide; writing pedagogy and program administration; and multilingual and transnational literacy practices. I have been published in College Composition and Communication, College English, Composition Studies (forthcoming), JAC, and Pedagogy, and I am a co-editor for a forthcoming collection titled Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region (WAC Clearinghouse, 2016). In Spring 2015, I was awarded the CCCC Richard Braddock Award for the best article published in CCC in 2014. I am currently drafting a book based on my archival research in Beirut, titled An Imagined America: Writing Policies and Practices at the Syrian Protestant College, 1866-1920. In Beirut, I learned a fair amount of Arabic, and I am always looking for conversation partners, so if you live in Fargo and have a background in Arabic, please stop by!
To see my full CV, please visit: https://ndsu.academia.edu/LisaArnold