Susan A. Cohen, PhD
(formerly Susan A.C. Rosen)
Department of English and Communications at Anne Arundel Community College
  •  Position: Professor of English, Coordinator of Creative Writing
  • Campus Address:  101 College Parkway/ Arnold, MD 21012 (Humanities 113-C)
  • Phone: 410-777-2545
  • Mail box: Hum 102
  • Email: sacohen3@aacc.edu


Classes taught:

  • English 121: Saving the Planet: One Bite at a Time
  • English 121: Questioning Authority
  • English 200: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English 201: Fiction Writing Workshop
  • English 204: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • English 205: Creative Writing Portfolio-Capstone Project
  • English 217: American Literature 1945 to the Present
  • English 250: The Literature of the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed
  • English 275-277: Literary Publishing Practicum

Areas of expertise:

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

Degrees and Universities:

  • University of Maryland, PhD, 1994 (American Literature)
  • University of Maryland, MA, 1983 (Creative Writing emphasis)
  • State University of New York—Albany, BA, 1978 (History)


  • Dunlap, Julie and Cohen, Susan A, eds. Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet. San Antonio, Trinity University Press, 2016.
  • Caplow, Florence and Cohen, Susan A, eds. Wildbranch:  An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2010. Print.
  • Rosen, Susan A. C. ed. Shorewords: A Collection of American Women’s Coastal Writings. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003. Print.
  • Rosen, Susan A.C. English 101: Introduction to Writing. College Park: University of Maryland’s University College Press, 1995. Print.

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 Language Association (MLA)
  • Anne Arundel County Master Watershed Steward