Alisa DeBorde

Associate Professor of English amdeborde@seu.edu

Assistant Chair, Foundational Core: School of Unrestricted Education

Degrees Earned

BA in English, Southeastern University
MA in English, 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. Professor DeBorde is currently finishing her dissertation 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. Professor DeBorde expects to complete her dissertation Spring 2018.

Professor DeBorde taught in the Humanities Department on the Lakeland campus for eleven years before becoming a full-time online professor in 2015. She has served as online liaison for the Department of English since 2013 and in 2017 became the Assistant Chair of the Foundational Core for the School of Unrestricted Education. Currently, Professor 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.

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