Teaching Associate Professor

1990, BA English, University of California, Los Angeles

2004, MA English, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

2011, PhD English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio

Professor Cohen is a teacher of writing and literature.  As a rhetoric & composition teacher, he specializes in writing in the disciplines, digital composition, speech, and basic writing.  As literature teacher, he specializes in world literature, multicultural American literature, popular genres, and nineteenth century British literature.   Professor Cohen’s teaching is informed by his background as a Hollywood story editor.


Publications:

“How Dickens Co-opted the British Theatrical Adaptation Industry in 1844: Part 1.” The Dickensian, vol. 108, no. 2, Summer 2012, pp. 126-140. “How Dickens Co-opted the British Theatrical Adaptation Industry in 1844: Part 2.”  The Dickensian, vol. 108, no. 3, Winter 2012, pp. 231-247.

Teaching Awards

  • Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2018
  • Joseph Flora Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition & Literature, 2015
  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2009

Courses Taught:

English 100: Basic Writing

English 105: Rhetoric & Composition

English 123: Introduction to Fiction

English 129: Literature and Cultural Diversity

English 141: World Literatures in English

English 144: Popular Genres

English 145: Literary Genres

English 345: American Literature, 1900-2000

English 496: Independent Research