Suzanne Cope

Suzanne Cope

Visiting Asst. Professor

Department : English

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7419

Office : MGL 401


PHD, Lesley College
MFA, Lesley College
BA, SUNY Geneseo


Suzanne Cope has experience and expertise in nonfiction narrative writing and academic research and has been very active in the academic, writing, and publishing communities for more than a decade. Suzanne earned a PhD in Adult Learning with a research focus on creative writing pedagogy and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and has two upcoming book projects on food culture – Locavore in the City (SUNY Press) and Small Batch:The Fall and Rise of Artisanal Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, and Alcoholic Spirits (Alta Mira). She has presented and published academic papers on creative nonfiction narratives and food culture at numerous conferences, including Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), the Italian American Review, and Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). Recent and upcoming creative and journalistic publications include Blotterature, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, and Edible Boston among others.

Suzanne is also well-connected in the publishing industry. Prior to returning to graduate school, she spent seven years as a marketing manager for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade Division and recently returned to work as the Interim Marketing Manager for The Hobbit movie tie-in titles. She has editorial connections at major publishing houses, and sales, marketing and publicity contacts around the country in the fields of publishing, academia, and food writing.

She also contributed essays to the anthologies Cupcakes on the Counter (Booklocker 2009), Single State of the Union (Avon, 2007), This Day (Random House, 2005), and New England (Greenwood Press, 2006) and published two middle reader nonfiction books:Great Soccer: Team Offense and Great Soccer: Team Defense (Rosen, 2001).

Courses Taught/Teaching

ENGL 110 College Writing

ENGL 211 Business Writing

ENGL 275 Short Story