Lisa Berglund received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and joined the Buffalo State English Department in 2001. She has published numerous articles on Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi, James Boswell, eighteenth-century studies, book history, and the history of lexicography. Her latest publication is “Why Should Hester Lynch Piozzi Be ‘Dr. Johnson’s Mrs. Thrale’?” Names: A Journal of Onomastics 64:4 (2016). She is presently working on a study of reader annotations in Federalist Era dictionaries. She teaches courses in Shakespeare, Milton, eighteenth-century studies, the history of the printed book, and lexicography.
In 2013 Dr. Berglund received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. She served six years as Executive Secretary of the Dictionary Society of North America, a year as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, a term as president of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and as a board member of the East Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Locally she is President of the Western New York Phi Beta Kappa Association and a Board member of the theater group Opera-Lytes. She was elected chair of the English Department in 2013. Beginning in 2017 Dr. Berglund will assume the role of Executive Director of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.