Prof. Lisa Page

Lisa Page
Director of Creative Writing
Phillips Hall, Room 615
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Contemporary literature and cultural identity. 

Professor of English


MFA, George Mason University, 1998

BA, Northwestern University, 1981


Professor Page is the co-editor of We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Crisis, Playboy, The Washington Post Book World, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Scene, Phoebe, Society and Space and other publications.  Her essays have appeared in the anthologies, Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women write about Race and Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing up in America.  Her short fiction has appeared in Gravity Dancers: More Writing by Washington Women. She has been a regular on NPR's Readers Review with Diane Rehm. 


Prof. Page was a finalist for Professor of the Year, an accolade bestowed by the GW Athletic Association.  She is the former president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and remains a member of their Board of Directors.  She has also been a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers Conference.