Department of Culture, Media, and Performance
Christina Fisanick, Ph.D. is an associate professor of English. She specializes in writing and rhetoric, creative non-fiction, digital storytelling, and Appalachian literature. Dr. Fisanick spends half her teaching time in the University Honors Program. She is working on a book for Routledge Press about her ongoing collaboration with the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.
Honors and Awards
- 2016 West Liberty University Alumni Hall of Fame
- 2016 West Liberty University Commencement Speaker
- 2016 West Liberty University Honor Doctorate
- 2010 Faculty Professional Development Council Merit Award for Technology, PennWest California
- Online Teaching Certification, 2014
- Teaching Digital Storytelling Certificate, University of Colorado, Denver, May 2011
- Quality Circle Grant Reviewer Certification, PASSHE Level, September 2009
- with Robert Stakeley. Digital Storytelling and Public History: A Guidebook for Educators. Routledge Press, December 2020.
- The Optimistic Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder. MSI Press, 2016.
- "Rejecting Weight Loss as an Imperative for Recovery from Binge Disorder," Embodied
Resistance, Vol. 2, Vanderbilt UP, 2018. (In Process)
- "Telling 'My Story': Revisiting the Autobiographical Essay in the Composition Classroom,"
The CEA Forum 36.2 (Summer/Fall 2007).
- "'They are weighted with authority': Fat Professor's Bodies in Academic and Popular
Cultures," Feminist Teacher 17.3 (2007): 237-55.
- "'The uncanny stranger on display': Female Professor's Bodies at Tenure and Promotion,"
Professional Studies Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Special Issue: Women and
Minorities in the Profession, 3.1 (2006): 44-54.
- "Evaluating the Absent Presence: The Professor's Body at Tenure and Promotion" The
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Special Issue: The Pedagogy of
the Teacher's Body, 28.3-4 (2006): 325-38.
- B.A.: West Liberty University
- M.A., Ph.D.: Ohio University
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