Dr. Bob Cowser

Professor English Department
Bob Cowser

Bob Cowser has taught courses in nonfiction writing, film, and American literature since 1998.  He is the author of 3 nonfiction books, most recently GREEN FIELDS: CRIME, PUNISHMENT AND A BOYHOOD BETWEEN, which won "Best Memoir 2010" from the Adirondack Center for Writers and was cited in the Best American Essays 2012. His first book DREAM SEASON was named a NEW YORK TIMES editor’s choice and was listed among the “best-ever college sports books” by THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. He is also the editor of 2 anthologies, most recently THE EDINBURGH COMPANION TO THE ESSAY (co-edited with Nicole Wallack and Mario Aquilina). Cowser was named the Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Member in 2012 and has taught abroad in France, England, and Denmark. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cowser holds a B.A. from Loyola-New Orleans, a Master's in English at Marquette University and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska. 

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