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About Lisa Dusenberry

My research is focused in three major areas: collaboration, pedagogy, and coding/game design in technical and professional communication (TPC). Recently, I have completed two separate tri-university, IRB-approved studies to collect data and am working with several research groups on topics that include the following:

  • Using game design to teach design thinking in TPC classrooms
  • Teaching computational thinking and coding literacy in TPC
  • Building psychological safety during team collaboration
  • Using narrative to teach design thinking in children’s books
  • Using digital tools to connect distributed teams


August 2020 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University College of Arts and Humanities
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Writing and Linguistics
August 2015 - July 2020 Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae


2015 Independence Center Fund Grant
Independence Center
Role: Volunteer Grant Writer
2014 - 2015 CCCC Research Initiative Grant
Conference on College Composition & Communication
Attitudes, Preferences, and Practices of College Writing Instructors Toward Digital Pedagogy,
Role: Co- writer
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2022 - Present Chair, Academic Standards Committee, GS
2022 - Present Joint Department Executive Team Member, Department of English (prospective), GS
2022 - Present Undergraduate Transition Team Co-Chair, Department of English (prospective), GS
2021 - 2022 Co-Chair, Academic Standards Committee, GS
2018 - 2022 Member, Professional and Technical Writing Tenure Track Search Committee, GS
2018 - 2020 Member, Department Curriculum Committee, GS
2018 - 2020 Co-Coordinator, M.A. Professional Communication and Leadership Coordinator for WRIT, GS
2019 Member, Lecturer 3rd Year Review Committee, GS
2018 - 2019 Member, Department Marketing Committee, GS
2018 Member, Department Chair Search Committee, GS
2018 Co-Panel Organizer, “Technical and Professional Communication in Three Keywords”, South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc.
2015 - 2018 Member, Professional Communications Committee, GS (Armstrong State)
2017 Panel Organizer and Chair, “Serious Games: The Boundaries of Play and Popularity,”South Atlantic Modern Language Assoc.
2015 - 2017 Member, Professional Communications and Leadership Graduate Program Committee, GS
2016 Member, Tenure and Promotion Requirements Revision Committee, GS
2015 - 2016 Member, Ad Hoc LLP Communications Committee, GS (Armstrong State University)
2015 - 2016 Member, Film/Theater Job Search Committee, GS (Armstrong State University)
2014 - 2015 Member, Brittain Fellows Hiring Committee, Georgia Institute of Technology.
2014 - 2015 Member, Grants Committee, Georgia Institute of Technology
2014 - 2015 Member, Technical Communication Committee, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Excellence in Teaching College Composition with Technology Award, University of Florida (2007)
  • Recipient, Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Florida (2009-2010)


  • Technical Communication
  • Writing for Social Media
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Social Media Management
  • Plain Language in Workplace Writing
  • Business and Technical Communication
  • Professional and Technical Editing
  • Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
  • Advanced Business Writing for Accountants
  • Writing Strategies for Game Design: Interactive Fictions
  • Promotional Writing: Strategic Social Campaigns


2013 Ph.D. in English, University of Florida
2007 M.A. in English, University of Florida
2005 B.A. in English and Liberal Arts, Colorado State University

Contact Information

Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: (912) 344-2733
Office: 141 Gamble Hall


Publications (11)

Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, and Radio Spots (8)

Conference Presentations (33)