Phone: 469.219.2180, extension 80261 | Room 1234
Degrees and Certifications:
Ph.D. in 19th-Century British Literature, University of North Texas M.A. in English, University of North Texas B.A. in English, Austin College Certifications in ELAR, ESL, and GT Certified Web Master Google Certified Educator, Level 1
Dr. Lisa Jackson
Welcome! I've been teaching since 1996, and I’m still endlessly in love with the infinite possibilities of words on paper. I've taught virtually every genre of literature and more than 100 writing courses, including composition, expository writing, and technical writing—all at the University of North Texas. In 2017, after teaching writing exclusively for ten years, I leapt at the opportunity to join Prosper High School since it allowed me to combine my writing experience, my specialty in British literature, and my ability to prepare students for the academic challenges of the university.
My academic specialty is 19th-century British literature with a focus on Charles Dickens. I’ve been published in Dickens Studies Annual, and I was a contributor to the Oxford New Dictionary of National Biography. I served as the Director of the UNT Writing Lab for three years, guiding thousands of students, from freshmen to doctoral candidates and from every academic discipline, to improve their writing.
I'm a native Texan, raised in Denison, Texas, the birthplace of President Dwight Eisenhower. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our son, and our wonderful family; I love to read, write, cook, bake, embroider, scrapbook, watch classic movies, and dream about spending time in England.
Please let me know how I can help your student to soar like an Eagle!