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); her essay “Dr. Johnson’s Apology for the Married Life of Hester Thrale: Hester Lynch Piozzi's Letters to and from the Late Samuel Johnson LLD,” will appear in Writing Lives in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Tanya Caldwell (forthcoming from Bucknell University Press). 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 term as chair of the English Department, 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 also on the board of Opera-Lytes, a community theater group in Western New York. In 2017 Dr. Berglund was appointed Executive Director of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
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