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Lisa Mangini

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

221 Burrowes Building (South wing)

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2020:
  • Monday: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
  • (and also by appointment)

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. MFA, Creative Writing (Southern Connecticut State University)
  2. BA, English (Westfield State University)

Professional Bio

Lisa Mangini holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern Connecticut State University, focusing particularly on the intersection of poetry and prose in cross-genre forms. She has five collections of creative work, most recently a poetry chapbook, Ambivalent Nymph, which explores wedding culture through historic etymology alongside love poems. She is the Founding Editor of Paper Nautilus, a small press launched in 2011. She has also served various editing roles for Persona, Noctua Review, and Freshwater, the last of which she served as Faculty Advisor for the 2014-15 academic year at Asnuntuck Community College. Lisa has held additional positions at University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University, and Holyoke Community College -- and, prior to shifting towards higher education, had a successful corporate career doing editing and plan administration for a major health insurance company. Lisa's experience at Penn State has included teaching English 15, 137H, and 202B, a variety of creative writing courses, as well as teaching English 15 Enhanced for World Campus and serving as a 1:1 tutor at the Writing Center. Lisa and her husband live in Pleasant Gap.

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing