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Lisa Hemminger

Adjunct Lecturer of English

Lisa Hemminger, MA, MFA, teaches composition, literature, and creative writing classes at USD.  A former Midwest journalist and performance poet/creative arts instructor, Lisa crafted an approach to teaching writing on the stages and with at-risk youth of Chicago. Lisa utilizes sound, collaborative language arts and role-playing to break down barriers to effective writing and enhanced critical thinking.  A published poet and workshop curator, she also teaches Rhetoric and Writing at San Diego State University.