Dr. Alisa DeBorde

Associate Professor of English amdeborde@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in English Education, Southeastern University
MA in Literature in Composition, University of South Florida
PhD in Literature and Composition, University of South Florida


Alisa DeBorde returned to her alma mater as a full-time English professor after over a decade in middle school, high school, and college education. In addition to teaching at Southeastern, she has taught at Polk State College, the University of South Florida, and Lipscomb University. Dr. DeBorde’s dissertation focused on trauma in nineteenth-century fiction. This project historicizes trauma, examining the ways nineteenth-century literature participates in the cultural formation of trauma pre-Freud. Dr. DeBorde completed her dissertation Spring 2018.

Dr. DeBorde taught in the Humanities Department at the Lakeland campus for eleven years before becoming a full-time online professor in 2015. She has served as an online liaison for the Department of English since 2013. In 2017, she became the Assistant Chair of the Foundational Core for the School of Unrestricted Education. Currently, Dr. DeBorde teaches the following classes at Southeastern: English Composition I & II, Introduction to Literature, and Introduction to Humanities. In the past, she has taught British Literature, Women’s Literature, Adolescent Literature, and Oral Interpretation.

Dr. Deborde and her husband have four children: Mariva, Max, Cosette, and Fantine. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and running.