Kevin Cooney, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kevin Cooney

Office: 0032D MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6489


  • BA, English and History, University of Michigan, 1999
  • PhD, English, University of California, 2010


Kevin Cooney began teaching in Drexel’s First-Year Writing Program in 2006. His scholarly focus is on bachelorhood and its representations in 19th-century American literature. In addition, Kevin has studied contemporary novels in their connection with hypertext, and he maintains an avid interest in contemporary poetry.


  • “Bachelor Reformers: Self-Reliance, Marriage, and Utopia in the Antebellum Era” (Dissertation)
  • “Metafictional Geographies: Los Angeles in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange and Salvador Plascencia’s People of Paper.” In On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture, eds. Ari Adipurwawidjana and M. B. Hackler (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).