Dr. Lisa Arter is an Assistant Professor of English and the coordinator of the English Education program. Her research interests include young adult literature, dystopian literature, gender studies, grammar, literacy advocacy, and historical non-fiction K-12 integration.
Before coming to Southern Utah University, Dr. Arter taught at Arizona State University where she earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: English Education. She chose to focus on pre-service teacher education after teaching English and literacy intervention for seven years in a Title 1 middle school. Dr. Arter has worked as a K-12 teacher, coach, literacy trainer, and peer mentor. She has taught a range of composition, literature, and education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A life-time member of both the History Channel Club AND Sarcastics Anonymous (Like We Need Your Support), Dr. Arter prefers reading to writing, cake decorating to cleaning, crocheting to knitting, and the 10th Doctor to all others. If she wasn’t a teacher, she would like to have her own talk show (which, let’s face it, is quite a lot like teaching). An avid Pinner, she finds clowns terrifying and likes the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. Her favorite form of exercise is jumping to conclusions. She likes to garden but prefers not to eat what she sows. If she could live inside of anyone’s head for a month it would be Terry Pratchett.