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Susan Cohen PhD, Professor of English

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Susan Cohen, PhD

Campus Address:  Humanities 113-C
Office Hours: Fall 2010 - Tue/Thurs 9-10:45 a.m. W 5-6 p.m. and by appointment
Phone: 410-777-2545
Mail box: Hum 102

Classes taught:

  • English 112: Saving the Planet: One Bite at a Time
  • English 121: Questioning AuthorityEcocriticism
  • English 200: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 201: Fiction Writing Workshop
  • English 280: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • English 217: American Literature 1945 to the Present
  • English 250: The Literature of the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed

Areas of expertise:

  • Contemporary American Literature
  • American Nature Writing
  • Ecocriticism
  • Creative Writing
  • Coastal Literature

Degrees and Universities:

  • University of Maryland, PhD, 1994
  • University of Maryland, MA, 1983
  • State University of New York—Albany, BA, 1978


  • Wildbranch: Wildbranch:  An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing
    Edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Cohen (The University of Utah Press, 2010)
  • Shorewords: A Collection of American Women’s Coastal Writings
    (University of Virginia Press, 2003).
  • English 101: Introduction to Writing  (University of Maryland’s University College Press, 1995).

Professional Organizations:

  • Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
  • League for Innovation at the Community College (LICC)
  • Modern Literature Association (MLA)