Barbara Cook

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Dr. Barbara Cook, Professor of English/ Chairperson English and Fine Arts

B.A., Texas State University San Marcos
M.A., Utah State University
Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Department:
    • English / Fine Arts
  • Campus Location: Faculty Wing 6
  • Telephone: 814-886-6494
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Dr. Barbara J. Cook, Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Chair of English and Fine Arts, has served as faculty at Mount Aloysius College since 2005. She earned her Ph.D. in English with a Women’s Studies Certification from the University of Oregon in 2003 and her Masters in American Studies from Utah State University in 1998. She has held leadership positions in several professional and community organizations over the years. Dr. Cook spent over twenty years in business and government positions before returning to school. She served as Deputy Director of the Community Development Department of Harris County, Texas. This department was responsible for writing and overseeing the Federal Community Development grant (10 Million Dollar Grant, first year) when it first became available. Her scholarly work includes: editor and contributor, From the Center of Tradition: Critical Perspectives on Linda Hogan (2003), Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (2008); guest co-editor, Studies in American Indian Literatures (2007); contributor, Restoring the Connection to the Natural World: Essays on the African American Environmental Imagination (2003), John Graves, Writer (2007), Critical Insights: Nature and the Environment (2011), Nature and the Environment: Critical Essays (2012) and articles in Northwest Review, American Indian Quarterly, Southwest American Literature.

Aerial Photo of the Mount Aloysius Campus