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 “Dr. Johnson’s Apology for the Married Life of Hester Thrale: Hester Lynch Piozzi's Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson LLD,” Writing Lives in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Tanya Caldwell (Bucknell University Press, 2020). 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, and in 2020 she received the Buffalo State President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. She served six years as Executive Director of the Dictionary Society of North America, a year as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities, and terms as president of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and on the board of the East Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. She is president of Opera-Lytes, a community theater group in Western New York, and serves on the board of the Opera Foundation. In 2017 Dr. Berglund was appointed Executive Director of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. She has been the chair of the English Department in 2013-2014, 2015-2017, and 2020-present.
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