Dr. Rick Cypert

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

By appointment

Background: 

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

Education: 

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 Ancient Rhetoric
Greek Drama
Methods of Teaching English
Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools
Young Adult Literature

Course schedule: 

Spring 2016:
English 2600 (Introduction to Ancient Rhetoric)
English 1010FYW (Writing and Language)

Research and academic interests: 

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

Publications:
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