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Lisa Mangini

Lisa Mangini

Associate Teaching Professor of English
English Department Internship Coordinator
Preferred Pronouns: she/her
421 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Zoom only)

Curriculum Vitae


MFA, Creative Writing - Southern Connecticut State University
BA, English, writing concentration - Westfield State University

Professional Bio

Lisa Mangini is the author of five collections of poetry and short prose. Some of her work can be found in Huffpost, Ms. Magazine, McSweeney's, Mid-American Review, American Journal of Nursing, Memoir Mixtapes, and elsewhere. She was the Founding Editor of Paper Nautilus (2011-2023), an independent chapbook press publishing over 40 titles of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She directed Penn State's Red Weather Reading Series from 2017-2020, and was awarded the English Department's Lecturer in Teaching Excellence Award in 2020. Currently, she serves as the Department's Internship Coordinator. She has taught a range of courses at Penn State, including ENGL 5, 15, 15E, 50, 202B, 212, 213, 215, and the Rhetoric and Civic Life first-year honors sequence. You can find her at, chasing her toddler, or knitting in public.

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