Faculty Bio, Lisa A. Sisco

Lisa A. Sisco

Associate Professor

College/School: Graduate School
Department: MBA Program

Campus: Providence
Main college/department phone number: 401-598-4738


Lisa Sisco teaches written and oral communications courses in Johnson & Wales University’s MBA program, with a focus on effective business writing and presentation skills.

Sisco has taught at University of New Hampshire, Emmanuel University and Georgetown University. She specializes in English as a Second language (ESL) Instruction and Business Communications.

Sisco brings extensive experience as a communications consultant and former technical writer, and has taught writing and presenting courses for corporate and not-for-profit organizations. she is the author of Strategic Communication: Persuasion at Work from MindEdge Press. 

Publications & Presentations
  • “Techniques for Teaching Critical Reading Skills” at the Rhode Island Conference of Teachers of English at Johnson & Wales University, November 4, 2000
  • “Using Aristotle to Teach Persuasion” at Johnson & Wales University 3rd Annual Conference on Teaching Communication, April 7, 2000
  • “Writing Advice for the Practicing Physician” lecture presented at Grand Rounds at Boston University Medical Center, September 27, 2000
  • “’Writing in the Spaces Left’: Literacy as a Process of Becoming in the Narratives of Frederick Douglass” American Transcendental Quarterly, 9:3 September 1995. 195-228.
  • “Meditations on Language and the Self: A Conversation with Paule Marshall” with Melody Graulich, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, 4:3 Fall 1992. 282-301.
Degrees
  • BA, Georgetown University
  • MA, Georgetown University
  • PhD, University of New Hampshire