James P. Cousins, PhD
“Of ‘Public Importance’: Biography and the American College President,” Vitae Scholasticae The Journal of Educational Biography, 38 (Winter 2021).
“Historians Need to Collaborate with K-12 History Educators More Than Ever,” co-authored with Wilson Warren and Gordon Andrews, Teaching History, (Spring 2017).
“Character of a University: The Journey of a College President in the Early Republic,” American Educational History Journal, 41 (2014).
“The ‘Free and Easy’ Generation of Kentucky and the War of 1812,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 111 (Spring 2013).
“Lexington’s ‘Established Order’ and the Creation of Transylvania University,” Ohio Valley History 10 (Winter 2010).
Essays, Chapters, & Reviews
Review, The Journal of the Early Republic, forthcoming: David Komline, The Common School Awakening: Religion and the Transatlantic Roots of American Public Education (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020).
Review, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, (Winter 2020) 394-396: Marcus S. Cox, Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013).
Review, The History Teacher, 54 (November 2020) 190-192.: Robert B. Townsend. History’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).
“An Introduction to Dynamic Program Assessment,” Assessment Update, July/August (2020).
Review, The Journal of American History (June 2019) 70: Kenneth Joel Zogry, Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018).
Review, The Journal of Southern History 84 (February 2018) 190-91: David M. Battles, Yea Alabama! A Peek into the Past of One of the Most Storied Universities in the Nation, The University of Alabama (Volume 1 – 1819 through 1871), (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015).
Review, The Historian, 79 (Spring 2017) 123-24: Richard F. Hamilton. Miseducating Americans: Distortions of Historical Understanding (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2015).
“Student Assessment and the ePortfolio,” Assessment Update, 28 (2016).
“Northern Education” in The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, (New York: ABC-Clio, 2015).
“Southern Education” in The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, (New York: ABC-Clio, 2015).
“Student Life” in The Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (New York: Continuum, 2015).
Review, The History Teacher, 47 (November 2013) 142-143: Miles Orvell, The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space, and Community (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Review, Ohio Valley History, 13 (Spring 2013) 89-90: William Ellis, A History of Education in Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 2011).
Review, The Journal of Southern History, 78 (November 2012) 956-958: Robert Emmett Curran, A History of Georgetown University, Volume 1: From Academy to University, 1789-1889; Volume 2: The Quest for Excellence, 1889-1964; Volume 3: The Rise to Prominence, 1964-1989 (Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2011).
Review, Ohio Valley History 12 (Spring 2012) 89-90: Kenneth Wheeler, Cultivating Regionalism: Higher Education and the Making of the American Midwest (DeKalb, Il.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011).
Review, Eighteenth-Century Studies 45 (Winter 2012) 304-307: Joseph Fichtelberg, Risk Culture: Performance and Danger in Early America. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2010; and Paul W. Mapp, The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2011).
Review, Ohio Valley History 11 (Winter 2011) 94-95: Eric A. Moyen, Frank L. McIvey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011).
The Trustees of Transylvania Seminary and Transylvania University: 1783-1817,” Kentucky Ancestors (Autumn 2011).
Review, The History Teacher 45 (February 2012) 310-311: Christopher J. Lukasik, Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).
“My Trip to the Filson,” The Filson Newsmagazine 10 (Summer 2010).
“Puritanism” in The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religion, Vol. 1. Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, ed. (Santa Barbara, CA; ABC-CLIO, 2007).
“Mediterranean History” in The History Highway A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources; Dennis A. Trinkle and Scott A. Merriman, eds. (Armonk, New York; M. E. Sharpe, 2005).
Translator for the Suda, On Line Project of Byzantine Lexicography. www.stoa.org Headwords: Αἴθλη; Αἰθόμενος; Αἴθοπα; Αἴθοπος; Αἶθος; Αἴθοψ; Αἴθουσα; Διεσαρδάνισε; Διεσφαιρίσθη; Διεσφηκωμένον; Διέτεινε; Διετέτατο; Διετής; Διευθετῶ; Διέφερον; Διέφερον; Εὔα; Ἐκβάλλω; Κατεψηφίσατο
Selected Papers & Presentations (since 2010)
“The COVID-19 Crisis, Accreditation and the Future of Higher Learning.” College of Arts and Sciences Research Webinar Series: COVID-19 Pandemic Research at Western Michigan University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_cQC5RA7-g, April 2021.
“Mental Discipline and Post-Colonial Educational Identity.” 2015 Australian and New Zealand History of Education (ANZHES) Conference, Wellington, NZ, November 2015.
“Student-Teachers as a Basis for Collaboration.” Teaching History: Fostering Historical Thinking Across the K-16 Continuum, Berkeley, Ca., May 2015.
“A Love for Sciences: Matriculation and the Maturation of Medicine in Early America.” Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society, Indianapolis, In., November 2014.
“Alternatives to Alternative School History Curriculum.” 40th Annual Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Mi., October 2014.
“Students of War: Memories of the Republic at the Battle of River Raisin,” Keynote address for the 2014 bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of River Raisin, River Raisin Historic Battlefield, Midland, Mi., January 2014.
“Portfolio-Based Assessment for Undergraduate History Majors” Invited presentation before Department of History at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, In., January 2013.
“Historiography and the Pre-Service Teacher: Lessons from Portage Central High School.” 39th Annual Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Mi., October 2013.
“The Education of a Yankee: Life and Learning in the Early American West,” Conference of the International Society for Educational Biography, San Antonio, Tx., April 2013.
“Longitudinal Student Assessment and the ePortfolio,” Annual Meeting of the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, In., October 2012.
Commentator, “The Morals of Education: Ideology and Educators on the World Stage” Annual Meeting of the International Graduate Historical Studies Conference, Midland, Mi., April 2012.
“The Trial of James A. Welsh: An Instance of Student Rebellion on the Early American Frontier,” Annual Meeting of the Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, Il., October 2011.
“Clerks, Students, and the Problem of Legal Education in Early Kentucky,” Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society, Cambridge, Ma., November 2010.
“Higher Education and the Creation of Professional Identity on the American Frontier,” Annual Meeting of the Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, Il., September 2010.
“Legislating Higher Education in Early Kentucky,” The Kentucky Historical Society (Invited Paper), February 2010.
Interviews and Media Appearances
“Presidents’ Day,” CBS Radio, WWJK FM Detroit, February 19, 2018.
“Horace Holley,” interview by Joe Conkwright, 91.3 WUKY FM, Curtains @ 8, December 8, 2016.
“History of the American Flag,” interview by Marc Savage, 1033.7 WCSY FM, The Breakfast Club, June 14, 2015.
“Declaration of Independence,” interview by Marc Savage, 1033.7 WCSY FM, The Breakfast Club, July 4, 2014.