Lisa Renée Gratz

Adjunct Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

(215) 901-4885 By appointment

About Me

Professor Lisa Gratz writes creative nonfiction, poetry, and children’s fiction and has taught academic and creative writing at Arcadia University since 2010. She also works as a copy editor. She lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania with 2 fanged, four-legged beasts and is an unkempt room except when she’s not.

This quote attributed to Plato is about the education of children but contains an element essential, Prof. Gratz believes, to the obligation of university instructors as well:

“Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” 


Home Country
United States

Education History

University of Pittsburgh 2003

B.A., Major in English, Creative Nonfiction Writing

Minor in Children's Literature

Arcadia University 2009

M.A., Major in English, Literary and Cultural Studies