Alisa M. Thomas, M.A.

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Alisa M. Thomas, M.A.
Assistant Professor of English


  • M.A. – University of Louisville
  • B.A. – Georgetown College


  • 2021 Professor of Impact Award
  • 2011–Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2004–Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 1993–Board of Trustees Teaching Commendation, University of Louisville
  • 1992–Coleman Arnold Award for Excellence in Research English, Georgetown College
  • 1990–Mary E. Wharton Award in American History, Georgetown College
  • Freshman Comp. I & II
  • American Literature I & II
  • World Lit. II
  • Jane Austen
  • Women’s Literature
  • Advanced Composition
  • Contemporary Literature
  • The American Novel
Publications & Research Interests

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Progeny Press Study Guide)
  • Anne of Green Gables (Progeny Press Study Guide)
Professional Associations
  • Conference on Christianity & Literature
  • The Jane Austen Society of North America
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Watching movies
  • Teaching Sunday school
  • Spending quality time with friends & family

People might be interested to know:

  • My favorite area of study involves women’s literature. I am delighted to participate in the activities of JASNA (the Jane Austen Society of North America), and I have served as a judge for JASNA’s writing contest since 2013. It is one of the largest student writing competitions in the world.
Favorite Verse/Quote

Isaiah 26:3
“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

“But hope deferred is still hope.” -Marilynne Robinson


I enjoy helping students engage in meaningful spiritual integration in my English courses!