Texas Tech University

Lisa Phillips

Dr. Lisa Phillips

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Illinois State University
Office: 485
Email: lisa.phillips@ttu.edu
Website: https://lisalouphillips.wordpress.com/

Dr. Phillips' interests include: Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, Environmental Rhetorics, Sensory Rhetorics, Writing Across the Disciplines, Indigenous Rhetorics, and Feminisms.


      • Shifting Sensations: Contending with Wicked Environmental Problems via Sensory Rhetoric [Proposal and Chapters Under Review]


      • Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
        • "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Data." In the Trenches: National Association of Geoscience Educators 6.3 (2016). Print.
        • "Smellscapes, Social Justice, and Olfactory Perception." Rhetoric Across Borders. Ed. Anne Demo. Anderson: Parlor Press, 2015. Print.
      • Peer-Reviewed Pedagogy Module 
        • "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception." Science Education Resource Center. Ed. Anne Egger. Northfield: Carleton College, 2016. Web.
      • Review Essay 
        • "American Iconographic: National Geographic, Global Culture,and the Visual Imagination" by Stephanie L. Hawkins. JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture and Politics 32.1-2 (2011): 429-33. Print.
      • Reference Publications 
        • "Blackfoot." Multicultural America. Ed. Carlos E. Cortez. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2013. 371-73. Print.
      • Featured Essayist 
        • "Teaching Environmental Justice with Rhetorical Theory: Ecofeminist Wayfinding, Emplacement, and Agency." National Science Foundation, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. April 2013.
      • In-House Peer Reviewed Article 
        • "Writing with Tattoo Ink: Composing that Gets Under the Skin." Grassroots Writing Research Journal 3.1 (2012):15-21. Print.


      • National Science Foundation ($45,000)
        Project InTeGrate grant entitled "Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception" was
        awarded for my interdisciplinary environmental justice research and pedagogy using sensory rhetorics.
        Aug. 1, 2013.
      • George and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies ($1,500)
        Means Center grant entitled "Community Rhetorics: Service Learning and Making Sensations
        Matter" was awarded to help me foster community involvement and facilitate a student-led conference
        centered on students' service learning projects.
        Sept. 15, 2013.
      • Illinois State University Graduate Council ($2,000)
        I was awarded a "Dissertation Grant" for my research proposal, publication, and presentation agenda.
        Jan. 9, 2015.

Professional Memberships

      • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
      • Association for Study of Literature and the Environment
      • National Council of Teachers of English
      • Rhetoric Society of America
      • Modern Language Association 


      • 2015 College Teaching Award Winner, College of Arts and Sciences, Doctoral Level 1, Illinois State University
      • 2014 Diversity & Equity Teaching Award Winner, Dept. of English, Illinois State University
      • 2014 Taimi Ranta Graduate Teaching Award Winner, Dept. of English, Illinois State University
      • 2017 Nominated for Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition's Presidents Dissertation Award