Trisha M. Cowen has taught over 1000 students in Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition, both in the United States and in Asia. Due to her commitment to student outcomes and use of diverse pedagogies, she won the Alfred Bendixen Prize for Distinguished Teaching in 2015. She was also nominated for a Graduate Teaching Award at Binghamton University and was chosen by faculty to be the commencement speaker at graduation.

She previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas and she currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

List of Courses Taught 

  • Advanced Fiction Workshop (Graduate)
  • Writing the Supernatural (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Fiction Workshop (Undergraduate)
  • Advanced Forms and Theory of Fiction (Graduate)
  • Forms of Fiction (Undergraduate)
  • Forms of Creative Nonfiction (Undergraduate)
  • Native American Literature (Undergraduate)
  • Freshman Composition (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Literature (Undergraduate)
  • Effective Speaking (Undergraduate)
  • Screenplays and Films (Undergraduate)   
  • Writing My Way into Graduate School (Undergraduate)
  • Native American Literature and the Environment (Undergraduate)
  • Monsters in Film and Fiction (Undergraduate)
  • Multicultural American Literature (Undergraduate)
  • Haunted America: Literature of the Supernatural (Undergraduate)
  • Oral Communication (Undergraduate)   
  • Creative Writing Workshop (High School)                         
  • Native American Literature and Culture (Undergraduate)
  • American Literature and Culture to 1865 (Undergraduate & Abroad)
  • English as a Second Language (High School & Abroad)
  • Monstrous Literature (High School)
  • The Monstrous Epic (Undergraduate)
  • Fundamentals of Creative Writing (Undergraduate)
  • Writing 111: Coming to Voice (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts (Undergraduate)
  • Children’s Literature (Teacher’s Assistant/Undergraduate)
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