Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Faculty
Lisa Russell is a writer, instructor, and an academic assistant dean. She writes micro-history books about lost things. A supporter of regional historical societies, Lisa was the expert on a spin-off of Discovery channel’s Expedition Unknown and she guested on several local television/radio programs and podcasts. Russell earned her Masters of Arts degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University and was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the MAPW. Lisa teaches English full-time at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, where she serves as the Assistant Dean of Dual Enrollment. She is a part-time professor of communication at Kennesaw State University. In her spare-time she explores North Georgia with her micro-historic lens to discover her next lost story. Her books include Lost Towns of North Georgia, Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia, and Lost Mill Towns of North Georgia.