Dr. Rick Cypert

Professor of English, Director of the Cooper Center
(402) 465-2348
cypert [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Old Main 117
Office hours: 

By appointment


Began teaching at NWU in 1987. Previously taught high school English in Texas.


B.S. (English Education) McMurry College, 1981
M.A. (English) Iowa State University, 1983
Ph.D. (English) Texas Christian University, 1987

Courses taught: 

Introduction to Classical Rhetoric
Studies in Drama
Methods of Teaching English
Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools
Learning Resources for Young Adults (Young Adult Literature)

Course schedule: 

Currently on sabbatical (2014-2015)

Research and academic interests: 

Connections between the development of classical Greek rhetoric and classical Greek theater; biographies of twentieth century mystery and suspense writers.

Night Call and Other Short Stories by Charlotte Armstrong. Edited by Rick Cypert and Kirby McCauley. Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2014.

The Virtue of Suspense: The Life and Works of Charlotte Armstrong. Susquehanna University Press, 2008.

Dead Yesterday and other Mysteries by Mignon Good Eberhart. Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2007. Edited collection with Kirby McCauley.

America’s Agatha Christie: Mignon Good Eberhart, Her Life and Works. Susquehanna University Press, 2005.

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Modern Greek Studies Association