Lisa M. Gring-Pemble

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Business for a Better World

Lisa Gring-Pemble is an associate professor at George Mason University. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Olaf College, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of Maryland. Since joining Mason in 2000, she has pursued teaching and research in: 1) global impact and engagement, 2) argumentation, rhetorical criticism, and persuasion, and 3) political communication and public policy. She is author of Grim Fairy Tales: The Rhetorical Construction of American Welfare Policy and co-editor of Readings on Political Communication. Her work has appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Political Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Communication Quarterly, among others. Gring-Pemble is passionate about teaching and is the recipient of the 2005 George Mason University Teaching Excellence, 2017 OSCAR Mentoring Excellence, and 2019 George Mason University Alumni Association Faculty of the Year Awards. She is committed to sustainability initiatives at Mason and around the globe in her capacity as co-founder and founding director of the Honey Bee Initiative, board member of the Academy of Business and Society, and member of the Mason Sustainability Council. Gring-Pemble also serves on the advisory board of UndocuMason and is an ardent supporter of DACA, undocumented, and TPS students.

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