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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Lisabeth (Lisa) Sisk

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 327
Columbia, SC 29208
Office Hours: Virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Resources: Curriculum Vitae


B.S., Mass Communications, Lindenwood College
M.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina

Academic Interests

Lisa Sisk's academic interests are crisis communications and nonprofit public relations.


Sisk’s professional practice includes agency, corporate and nonprofit public relations, and she incorporates those experiences into her teaching.

She received the USC Garnet Apple for Teaching Innovation Award, the Mary Caldwell Excellence in Teaching Award from the SJMC, and three Mortar Board awards for excellence in teaching from the Mortar Board Society.

Sisk has taught Public Relations Campaigns, Crisis Communications, Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations, and the public relations Atlanta Maymester. At the graduate level, she taught Integrated Communications Campaigns for 10 years and the Camp Carolina writing program for 18 years. 

Now she teaches Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations and Crisis Communications exclusively online.


Sisk loves spending all possible time with her daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, all of whom live out of state. 

She is an active foster parent for Pawmetto Lifeline, a non-euthanizing shelter, whose mission is to end pet overpopulation in the Midlands. Her house is full of cats and a dog, but she does not consider herself a crazy cat lady. She is a former federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, raising and caring for thousands of injured and orphaned native wild animals. Therefore, her back yard has been left untamed to provide enhanced habitat for native species of songbirds; at least that’s the excuse she gives her neighbors.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.