Lisa M. Russell

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Lisa M. Russell supports regional historical and archaeology societies. Lisa was the expert on a spin-off of Discovery channel’s Expedition Unknown. In the Expedition X episode about Lake Lanier, she shared stories about the drowned towns of North Georgia. She guested on several local television/radio programs and podcasts. Russell earned her Masters of Arts degree in professional writing from Kennesaw State University. Lisa teaches English full-time at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. She is a part-time professor of communication at Kennesaw State University. She also teaches at Belhaven University. In her “spare-time” you can find Lisa exploring North Georgia with her micro-historic lens to discover her next story.


Lost Towns of North Georgia

Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia

Lost Mill Towns of North Georgia 

Lisa M. Russell


Expedition X: “Lake Lanier” March 25, 2020 (Added my research and consultation to producers)
Interview on 11 Alive
Power Play 100 Years: Lake Burton & Georgia’s Hydroelectric (GPB Documentary)
The Bitter Southerner: “Lake Nottely”
History Press with Jonny Foster “Lost and Drowned Towns”

Speaking to Your Group

I would love to come speak to your group. As you can see from my events page, I am on the go across North Georgia. Please help me keep traveling Georgia speaking about North Georgia history. Consider offering an expense fee to cover my transportation when I come to your event.

If your event is outside of Metro Atlanta, consider applying for a Literary Events Grant of Georgia that will pay writers a fee to come to your event, at no cost to you. I am on the Georgia Writers Registry (GWR) . Just fill out a short application on line to fund my speaking. Apply for LEGG.

Let’s keep regional history alive.
My very best to you,

Lisa M. Russell

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