About Sharon Elise "Lisa"
Sharon Elise Cline (who goes by “Lisa”) is an associate professor in JSC’s Humanities Department. Lisa has an M.A. in history from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she served as a George Mosse Teaching Fellow.
She uses a variety of primary materials in her classrooms, where her teaching interests focus on modern European/French women’s and gender history, European intellectual and cultural history, and world history.
“For fun, I like to hike, bike, camp, backpack, and jog,” she says. “I love to travel and explore new places. I enjoy making soap, and I love almost everything about food.”
She adds, “I love teaching history because I get to help students see beyond the storyline of names and dates to the human dilemmas and political questions that crop up again and again and continue to make the subject relevant.”