Department of English

Lisa Giles

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • B.A., English from Bowdoin College, 1994
  • MFA, Poetry from Arizona State University, 1998
  • PhD, American Literature from Brandeis University, 2001


Lisa (Giles) Hibl, MFA, PhD, is the Interim Director of the Russell Scholars Program at USM. She also teaches for the English department, the Honors Program, and the Entry Year Experience Program, and most recently for the USM Summer Book Arts Program. Her classes often focus on the human relationship to nature, which her own poetry and research explore, and on relationships between literature and the other arts. She received her BA in English from Bowdoin College (1994), her MFA in Poetry from Arizona State University (1998), and her PhD in American Literature from Brandeis University (2001). She regularly writes reviews for Kirkus Indie and volunteers with the Poetry Out Loud project at a local high school.