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Lisa Renee Shannon


Ph.D., May 2014, Georgia State University
M.A., History, December 2007, Georgia State University
B.A., African American Studies, 2005, Georgia State University


Dr. Lisa Shannon was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and reared in Tampa, Florida.  After attending the University of Southern California and the University of Florida, she earned a B.A. in African American Studies, a M.A. in history, and a Ph.D. in history, each from Georgia State University. Dr. Shannon is an oral historian whose work focuses on community relations, grassroots activism, and Southern American culture.  Her dissertation, “Creating Community: A History of The East Washington Community in East Point, Georgia,” explores the inception, evolution, and survival techniques of one of Georgia’s most resilient African American communities. A mother of two Georgia State University alumni, Dr. Shannon believes that her mission is to teach, “The community that we serve is broad, very diverse, and non-discriminatory. I receive great pleasure to see students grow academically, socially, and culturally.”


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