Name: Prof. Lisa R. Neilson
Title: Full-time Teaching Associate, English Department
Office Location: Fontaine 215
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2136
Email: Lisa.Neilson@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

B.A. Holy Cross College
Paralegal Certificate Marist College
M.A. SUNY Empire State College

Bio:

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.

Interests:

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.

Publications:

“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.

Research Interests:

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:

Conferences Attended:

June 4-6, 2008 20th Symposium on Baseball & American Culture, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY. Attended conference.


Workshops:

April 17, 2009 "Beyond Blame: Authority, Creativity & Plagiarism in the Digital Age," Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

April 15, 2008 "Why Write? Vision and Purpose in the Classroom," Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

November 9, 2007 "Writer as Reader: Becoming Conscious as Readers and Writers," Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Affiliations:

Modern Language Association
Sports Literature Association
National Council for Teachers of English

Presentations:

“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.

"Wanted: Fist Pumps, Bat Flips and Excessive Celebration; Flatliners Need Not Apply." Twenty-first Symposium on Baseball & American Culture, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY,  June 3-5, 2009.

"The Core Curriculum: What are Students Thinking?" Marist College Academic Retreat, Poughkeepsie, NY,  February 21, 2009.

"Teaching College Writing I and II" Center for Teaching Excellence, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY,  February 27, 2008.