LeeAnna Lawrence

HumanitiesDivision of Liberal Arts

LeeAnna Lawrence

LeeAnna Lawrence is a Professor of Humanities in UNCSA's Division of Liberal Arts. She bases her teaching style on a narrative, conversational approach. To prepare her students to stand out from other professionals in their field, she strives to instill open-mindedness and self-awareness.

Career Highlights

  • During a research sabbatical, 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, 2009
  • Numerous solo shows of mixed-media dolls and shrines
  • Exhibited paintings at the Slotin Outsider Art Show, 1997
  • Taught mixed-media at the Sawtooth School, 2014
  • Received 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
  • National Malice Domestic Convention grant for Best Unpublished Mystery Novel, 1995
  • Numerous Kenan Institute grants
  • Pushcart Prize nomination, 2018, for creative non-fiction essay titled "The Wilmington Airship of 1897," which appeared in vol 4, issue 1 of 805 Lit+Art


  • NC Storytellers Guild
  • Interfaith Winston-Salem
  • Winston-Salem Friends
  • NC Writers Network
  • Whimsical Women Art Guild of Winston-Salem


PhD RhetoricDuke University

MA EnglishNorth Carolina State University

BA EnglishVassar College