Faculty Officers

Lizabeth Zack

Faculty Chair
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Dr. Lizabeth Zack is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology and History at the New School for Social Research. She teaches core courses in Introductory Sociology and Research Methods, and classes on politics, social movements and cities. She conducts research on different kinds of political activism and has authored articles on activist campaigns for autonomy, civil rights, and environmental protection. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including a Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan in 2006-07. Dr. Zack was a founding member of the USC Upstate chapter of the American Association of University Professors. She currently serves as the Faculty Chair.

Lisa Johnson

In-coming Faculty Chair
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Dr. Lisa Johnson is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Directs the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in feminist theory, feminist disability studies, girlhood studies, LGBTQ studies, and other electives in the Women's and Gender Studies minor. Dr. Johnson has received grants from the South Carolina Humanities Council and the Spartanburg County Foundation, and she has been the recipient of several awards at USC Upstate, including four Tapestry awards for Multicultural Program of the Year. Her current research on neurodivergence and feminist psychiatric disability studies is forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. She served as Chair of the Promotion and Tenure committee in 2018-2019 and is currently Faculty Chair-Elect.

Christa Christ

Faculty Recording Secretary
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Dr. Christa Christ is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and Physiological Psychology.  She conducts research related to the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of social behaviors and responses to stress.