LeeAnna Lawrence was named an emeritus faculty member of the UNCSA Division of Liberal Arts in 2021. She retired in May 2021 at the rank of Full Professor.
Lawrence joined UNCSA in 1994 and was instrumental in developing the Critical Perspectives Writing Program offered to all first year students. She was the Assistant Dean in Liberal Arts from 2004–07 and received a faculty teaching award in 2007. She was instrumental in developing the Self, Society, and Cosmos courses and implemented a team-taught course on environmental issues that became the first service learning course in the Division of Liberal Arts. She also conceived, developed, and directed an outdoor arts enrichment program at the Gateway Nature Preserve for underserved kindergarteners staffed by UNCSA graduates in the Artist Corps program.
Ph.D. RhetoricDuke University
M.A. EnglishNorth Carolina State University
B.A. EnglishVassar College