|Name:||Prof. Lisa R. Neilson|
|Title:||Full-time Teaching Associate, English Department|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 215|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2136|
B.A. Holy Cross College
Before coming to Marist, Professor Neilson showcased her writing talents as a sportswriter for the Hudson Valley's Daily Freeman for seven years, where her work appeared in well over 400 publications. She has taught composition and literature courses at other area institutions, such as SUNY Ulster, the Culinary Institute of America, and SUNY Empire. She currently teaches College Writing I and College Writing II at Marist, as well as the History of Baseball.
Professor Neilson has interests in Composition, Sports Literature, Sports writing, Contemporary American Literature, Memoir Writing, and Non-fiction Studies. She is also an avid runner and a baseball aficionado, and enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
|Awards & Honors:||
Certificate of Recognition by the Office of Special Services, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. April 2008.
“Go Mama! Branded by Beauty: How Danica Patrick Swooned her Way into Sponsorship.” Book chapter in A Locker Room of her Own: Sport, Gender, and the Construction of Athletic Reputations. University Press of Mississippi. Forthcoming Spring 2013.
Professor Neilson has many research interests; these currently include Hudson Valley baseball in the early 1900's, and Sports Literature of the 21st century.
|Conferences & Workshops:||
Modern Language Association
“O Captain, My Captain: Wherefore art thou? The disappearance of Major League Baseball’s honored position.” Twenty-fourth Symposium on Baseball & American Culture, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, May 30, 31, June 1, 2012.
“Hudson Valley Baseball.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, April 16, 2011.
“Inside the People’s Game.” Center for Teaching Excellence College Social & Faculty Lecture Series, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, March 29, 2011.
“A Reflection on the People’s Game: How A Small Town Team Played Big Town Ball.” History Department Soup Social, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 20, 2010.
"The Kingston Colonials: A Minor Team that was Major; How a Small Town Team Played Big Town Ball." Twenty-second Symposium on Baseball & American Culture, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, June 2-4, 2010.