Academic Professional Development

Dr. Suzanne Cope has a PhD in Adult Learning and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Lesley University and has published and presented at academic conferences on innovative writing pedagogy, narrative writing across the curriculum, online course authoring and teaching, digital humanities, and food studies. She has worked with institutions on course, program, and institutional assessment; regional accreditation; online and hybrid course authorship and curriculum building; Writing Across the Curriculum efforts; among other academic consulting and professional development efforts. Dr. Cope has taught courses and seminars on teaching creative writing, integrating narrative reading and writing into a variety of disciplines, and innovative approaches to teaching writing and humanities courses in non-traditional (online, hybrid, and community-based) courses, and has developed original participant-based qualitative research on Adult Learning, with a focus on teaching narrative.

Dr. Cope is available to lead professional development on developing or teaching online courses and innovative approaches to narrative Writing Across the Curriculum efforts, among other topics as needed. These can be structured as a seminar, hybrid, or online format, or otherwise customized for your institution’s needs.

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Selected publications and presentations

“Outside the Box: Incorporating High Stakes Creative Writing Assignments Into Non-Major Literature Classes, A Case Study.” Writing & Pedagogy. Spring 2017 (projected). Print.

“From the Inside Out: Using Creative Writing Pedagogy in a Non-Major Undergraduate Literature Course.” Presentation. The Great Writing Conference, UK.

“From Billie Holiday to Lupe Fiasco: Social Movements and Collaborative Digital Storytelling in Freshman Composition.” Accepted Presentation. Conference on College Composition and Communication.

“Music to Words to Multi-Media: Considering the Digital Humanities in the Composition Classroom.” Presentation. Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).

“Options for Authoring Online Literature and Writing Courses.” Presentation. Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).

“Teaching Creative Nonfiction: The Transformative Nature of the Workshop Method.” New Directions in Teaching and Learning. October 2015 (projected). Print.

“Why I Welcome Reading Your Mediocre Writing…” Women in Higher Education. Spring 2015. Web.

“Mezirow’s Four Levels of Reflection in Creative Nonfiction Writing.” AWP Pedagogy Papers., Spring 2011.Web.