Suzanne Cope, PhD
May 2012 PhD Adult Learning, focus on Creative Nonfiction Pedagogy
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Dissertation: “Teaching Creative Nonfiction: Influences, Pedagogy, and Attitudes of Teachers of Adults”
*This is an interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of social, behavioral, and cognitive influences upon learning in adults with Composition, Narrative, Writing Studies, and Educational Leadership.
January 2007 MFA Creative Nonfiction
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
May 1998 BA English
State University of New York at Geneseo
Minor in Business
Assistant Professor, St. John’s College; Queens, NY
September 2016 – present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College; Riverdale, NY
August 2013 – August 2016
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA Program; Online
January 2014 – Present
Assistant Professor/ Course Developer,Berklee Online; Online
May 2012 – Present
Assistant Professor, Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA
September 2007 – May 2008; August 2009 – May 2013
Instructor, Grub Street; Boston, MA
May 2011 – August 2013
Assistant Professor, Lesley University; Cambridge, MA/ Online
January 2006 – May 2008; September 2010 – May 2011
Assistant Professor, Marian Court College; Swampscott, MA/ Online
August 2008 – May 2010
Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College; Boston, MA
January 2007 – May 2008
Assistant Professor/ Individual Writing Tutor, Boston Architectural College; Boston, MA
September 2006 – August 2007
COURSES TAUGHT (number of sections)
First Year Experience
Art & Artistry (3) Berklee College of Music
Introduction to Design Concepts (2) Boston Architectural College
Composition & First Year Writing Sequence
College Writing (8) Manhattan College
Exposition & Argumentation (1) Manhattan College
Writing & Communication (6+) Berklee College of Music
English Composition (6+) Lesley University
Essentials of English w/ lab (1) Lesley University
English Composition I (4) Marian Court College
English Composition I w/ lab* (2) Marian Court College
English Composition II (3) Marian Court College
Critical Inquiry (4) Emmanuel College
Writing I (2) Boston Architectural College
Graduate: Special Topics in Literature: Contemporary Memoir (1) University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA
Graduate: Workshop: Creative Nonfiction (1) University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA
Music to Words* (6) Berklee College of Music
Introduction to Creative Writing (1) Lesley University
Advanced Creative Nonfiction (1) Lesley University
Reading & Writing True Stories* (2) Marian Court College
Creative Nonfiction Workshop (4) Grub Street
Teaching Creative Writing* (2) Grub Street
Approaches to Undergraduate Teaching (1) Lesley University MFA
Food Writing & Identity (1) Solstice MFA Program, Mount Ida College
The Short Story (3) Manhattan College
Writing and the Literary Arts (3) Lesley University
Writing and Communication (5) Manhattan College
Oral Communications (4) Marian Court College
Adult Undergraduate Degree Programs
English Composition I (2) Marian Court College
English Composition II (1) Marian Court College
Hybrid & Online Courses
English Composition (1) Lesley University
English Composition II* (1) Marian Court College
201 Creative Writing & Literature* (3) Berklee College Online
Experiential/ Abroad (in development)
Urban Studies: Literature & Sustainability in Havana, Cuba Manhattan College
Professional Development Workshop Literature/ Writing
Education Lab for Instructors* Chicago Humanities Festival
*Courses authored and added to curriculum
SCHOLARLY & LITERARY JOURNALISM PUBLICATIONS
Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food. Washington, DC: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Print.
“Creative Writing Pedagogy and Adult Learning,” Modern Language Studies. (in external review). Print.
“Teaching Creative Nonfiction: The Transformative Nature of the Workshop Method.” New Directions in Teaching and Learning. October 2015 (projected). Print.
“Artigiano: The Italian American Influence Upon the New Artisanal Food Revolution.” Italian American Review. Spring 2016 (projected). Print.
“Bean to Bar Chocolate.” Savoring Gotham. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015 (projected). Print.
“Smorgasburg.” Savoring Gotham. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015 (projected). Print.
“Canada’s Historical Fare Reimagined For The Modern Diner.” The Salt. NPR.org. Aug 2015. Web.
“Smoking with Joe Kennedy.” Lucky Peach. July 2015. Web.
“The New Face of Havana Nightlife.” Punch. June 2015. Web.
“Greetings From Havana, Cuba.” Paste Magazine. June 2015. Web.
“Why I Welcome Reading Your Mediocre Writing Because I Enjoy Teaching Writing.” Women in Higher Education. Spring 2015. Web.
“On Teaching ‘Salvation’ by Langston Hughes,” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Feb 2015. Web.
“Pet Project.” Food, Nutrition, Agriculture: The Challenges For the New Millennium (revised edition). Rome, Italy: L’Erma di Bretschneider. 2015. Print.
“Artisanal Food.” Encyclopedia on Food Issues. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 2015. Print.
“Locavorism.” Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. New York, NY: Springer, 2015. Print.
“Artisanal Food.” Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. New York, NY: Springer, 2015. Print.
“The High Tech of Small Batch Cheese.” The Atlantic. November 20, 2104. Web.
“On Pickled Strawberries and Lavender Cheese: The New Traditions of Modern Small Batch Food.” Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly. Renderfoodmag.com, November 2014. Web.
“I Don’t Think My Small Batch Food Is Elitist.” Time.com. October 6, 2014.Web.
“Is My Small Batch Food Elitist? I’m Not Convinced.” XOJane.com. October 5, 2014. Web.
“Mezirow’s Four Levels of Reflection in Creative Nonfiction Writing.” AWP Pedagogy Papers. AWPwriter.org, Spring 2011.Web.
“Music.” American Regional Cultures: New England. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Publishing, 2004. Print.
“Certificate.” Cleaver Magazine. March 2015.
“You.” Riveter Review. January 2015.
“Don’t Expect Dinner.” New York Times. October 26, 2014.
“Confessions of an Unsentimental Mother.” Mutha Magazine. Muthamagazine.com. October 2014.
“Mousetrap.” Foliate Oak Review. Foliateoak.com. September 2014.
“Handiest of Them All.” Danke. Dankemag.com. June 2014.
“Blink.” Blotterature. Blotterature.com. January 2014.
“Gardening Language.” Blue Lyra Review. November 2012.
“Freezer Full of Food is Love.” Culinate.com. September 2011.
“Cosu Scozzo.” New Plains Review. Spring 2011.
“Dirty Carrots.” 30POV. 30pov.com. June 2010.
“The Story That Isn’t.” Apple Valley Review. Applevalleyreview.com. Spring 2009.
“Eat! Eat!” Cupcakes on the Counter. Bradenton, FL: Booklocker: 2009.
“Shift.” Storyscape Journal. Storyscapejournal.com. Summer 2008.
“Gold Shoes.” Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness. New York, NY: Avon. 2007.
“Medal Winning.” Arbutus Literary Magazine. April 2007.
“Cooking Lessons.” Apt Literary Magazine. Apt.aforementionedproductions.com. April 2007.
“In Defense of Pop Culture.” Citizen Culture. September 2004.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
“The Effect of the Embargo on Post Colonial Cuban Culinary Aesthetics.” American Society for Aesthetics.
“Music to Words to Multi-Media: Considering the Digital Humanities in the Composition Classroom.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).
“Options for Authoring Online Literature and Writing Courses.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).
“On Class and Artisanal Food.” Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS).
“Cultural Importance of Fermented Foods.” Food & Tech Connect Conference.
“No Writing Program, No Problem: On Supporting Creative Writing at an Institution Without A Major or Minor.” Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing.
“We Can Pickle That!: Stories of Artisanal Pickling in America.” Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS).
“Creative Nonfiction Pedagogy: New Findings from the Field.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
“The Emerging Discipline of Creative Writing Studies and The Call for More Well-Rounded Instructors of Creative Writing.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).
“Reconciling the Locavore: Local Food Sourcing and Its Roots in the Mediterranean Diet.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).
“Just the Two of Us: Adventures in Co-Teaching.” Berklee Teachers on Teaching Conference.
SERVICE & LEADERSHIP
First Year Writing Assessment & Revision Committee Manhattan College
Integrative Knowledge & Online Learning Workshop Manhattan College
NEASC Assessment Committee, Liberal Studies Department Berklee College of Music
Liberal Studies Event Promotion & Student Support Berklee College of Music
Student Advising (30 students/ semester) Berklee College of Music
Liberal Arts Reading Series founder Berklee College of Music
FUSION magazine nonfiction editor Berklee College of Music
Founded Writing Center Marian Court College
NEASC Accreditation Co-Chair & Writer Marian Court College
Assessment Committee, Chair Marian Court College
Curriculum Committee Marian Court College
Student Retention Committee Marian Court College
Library Committee Marian Court College
Student Advising (25 students/ semester) Marian Court College
OTHER PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
“Best of the Literary Journals” Escene Literary Journal, Winter 2008
- Chosen in category for New Media for the audio essay “Shift”
“Hour of the Pearl” Still Green, Uncovered Production December 2006
- Co-wrote lyrics for song on movie soundtrack
“Cleo Prize” Green River Writer’s Contest, December 2006
- Won in the category for short nonfiction for “Medal Winning”
This Day in the Life. Random House/ Three Rivers Press. 2005
- Excerpted Contributor