Michael Cocchiarale, Ph.D

Associate Professor of English

Telephone: 610-499-4601


Office: Kapelski Learning Center

Degrees: PhD, Purdue University


Dr. Cocchiarale teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, including American Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, and the American Novel. As codirector of the Creative Writing major, he also teaches fiction writing, playwriting, as well as a variety of special topics courses. 

Dr. Cocchiarale’s research interests include the short story cycle and sports literature. He is the coeditor of Upon Further Review: Sports in American Literature (Praeger, 2004).