LeeAnna Lawrence

Associate ProfessorDivision of Liberal Arts
LeeAnna Lawrence

I base my teaching style on a narrative, conversational approach.  To prepare my students to stand out from other professionals in their field, I try to instill open-mindedness and self-awareness.


  • Numerous solo shows of mixed-media dolls and shrines
  • North Carolina Storytellers Guild member
  • Whimsical Women Art Guild of Winston-Salem member

Career Highlights

  • Research Sabbatical, Fall 2009, in which I traveled to Arizona to research Hopi myths on the Hopi reservation, as well as research on Dr. Walter Reed in the archives at Fort Lewis College.
  • Exhibited paintings at the Slotin Outsider Art Show, March 1997.
  • Recipient of a $500 grant from the National Malice Domestic Convention, April 1995, for Best Unpublished Mystery Novel.
  • Teaching mixed-media at the Sawtooth School, summer 2014.
  • Receiving a Kenan grant to devise a new, experimental course for Spring 2016 that was co-taught by colleagues in Dance, Psychology and Science on Erosion: Science, Art, Society.

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Faculty Teaching Award, 2007
  • Numerous Kenan grants. 


  • NC Storytellers Guild
  • Interfaith Winston-Salem
  • Winston-Salem Friends
  • NC Writers Network.


Ph.D. RhetoricDuke University

M.A. EnglishNCSU

B.A. EnglishVassar University