James P. Cousins

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James P. Cousins
Associate Dean
(269) 387-4356
2314 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5308
Mailing address: 
College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5308 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2010

Dr. James Cousins, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University, oversees student success, faculty engagement, assessment and curriculum development.

Cousins is the author of over 20 essays, reviews and peer-reviewed articles and is co-author of "Collaboration and the Future of History Education: Preserving the Right to Think and Teach Historically" (Routledge, 2015). His second book, "Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic" (University Press of Kentucky, 2016), explores the transformation of higher education in early America. Cousins was a 2012 scholar in residence at Transylvania University, a 2015 WMU Center for the Humanities fellow, and was recently named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year.