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About Lisa Roy-Davis

Lisa Roy-Davis is an experienced academic and researcher with expertise in 20th Century American Literature and U.S. Latino/a writers. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Quest: Collin College Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal. 


2003 - Present Professor of English, Collin College
2002 - 2003 Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
2001 - 2001 Assistant Professor of English, Northampton Community College ‐ English

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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Nomination, Communication and Humanities Department, Collin College, 2009-2010
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Teaching Award. December 2010
  • Royden L. Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement. Appointed January 2007-May 2009.
  • Collin Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Ambassador Award, 2005.
  • Collin Faculty Study Grant, Summer 2005. Awarded $3300 to study the development and impact of race and racial discourse in Early American Literature.
  • Collin Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement: 2005 Ambassador Award.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Nomination, Communications and Humanities Department, Collin College, 2003-4.
  • Director’s Special Recognition Award—for achieving the highest GPA of all graduating minority students at the doctoral degree level at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, May 2003.
  • The Benjamin S. Carson Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Faculty Innovation Grant —awarded $7,000 to co-develop and team teach a literature and history cross-disciplinary course entitled Women, Power and American Culture for the Spring 2002 term at Northampton Community College.
  • Research Fellow, Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color. Grant awarded through the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Scholars for the Dream Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 2000.
  • IUP Doctoral Fellowship Award, 1997
  • IUP Graduate Merit Scholarship, 1997
  • IUP Graduate Assistantship, 1997-99
  • Neff-Lewis Scholarship for Graduate Studies, 1991-92


  • Basic Writing
  • Composition 101 and 102—Computer Intensive
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction/Approaches to Literature
  • The American Experience in Literature
  • Composition and Rhetoric 1 and 2.
  • Early American Literature, 1400-1865
  • Latin American Literature in Translation
  • 20th Century Literature by Women
  • Ethnic American Literature
  • Advanced Composition
  • Ethnic American Literature, Graduate Seminar
  • Immigration/Nation: Exploring the Personal and Political Dimensions of Immigration—A Learning Community Course taught jointly with Dr. Betsy Brody, Professor of Political Science.
  • Honors Early American Literature, beginnings to 1865.
  • Honors Composition 1301
  • Mexican-American Literature


2003 Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania ‐ Literature and Criticism
1993 MA, La Sierra University ‐ English
1991 BA, Atlantic Union College ‐ English

Contact Information

Office Phone:  972-578-5511


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