UVU PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Robert Cousins

Robert Cousins

Professor - English Literature

Office: CB-401B

Phone: 801-863-8571

Mailstop: 153

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BIOGRAPHY

Robert's PhD is in American Studies, the interdisciplinary examination of American literature, history, and culture. He researches and teaches colonial and nineteenth-century American literature; areas of particular interest include slave narratives, captivity narratives, and the role of literary texts in the construction and deconstruction of national identity and public memory. Robert also is interested in innovative pedagogical approaches, such as hybrid delivery, which he both employs and critically examines in his classes. This interest dovetails with his engagement in the broader discussion and research on effective and relevant General Education (he currently serves on UVU's Re-Evaluating the Undergraduate Experience Committee).

Robert joined the UVU faculty in 1998. He served as Chair of the English & Literature Department from 2006-2012. He currently serves as Assistant Chair and Scheduler for the Department. In this role, his goal is to provide a considered and methodical schedule that maximizes students' access to the classes they need to progress toward their degrees. He welcomes feedback and suggestions at robert.cousins@uvu.edu.

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PhD. in American Studies from Purdue University (1997)
MA in American Studies from Purdue University (1992)
BA in Humanities--English from Brigham Young University (1990)