Kevin L. Cole, Ph.D.

Professor, English

Kevin Cole received his B.A. and M.A. in literature from Texas A&M University (1991 and 1993) and the Ph.D. in literature from Baylor University (1999). He has taught at USF since 1999. He teaches  LAR 111 and 112, Introduction to Literature, the Survey of British Literature courses, Shakespeare, Language, Communication, and Grammar, and other upper division courses spanning the literary periods. He also teaches African American history and Art History. His book of poetry "Later Summer Plums" was published in 2016; his play Loving Arms will be produced in February 2020; he is currently seeking a publisher for a book on contentment after 50; and he  is at work on two novels. He is also a member of the Higher Learning Commission's peer review corps.


  • B.A., English, Texas A&M, 1991
  • M.A., English, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • Ph.D., English, Baylor, 1999

Courses Taught

  • LAR111 - Western Intellectual Traditions
  • LAR112 - Western Intellectual Traditions
  • ENG200 - Introduction to Literature
  • ENG221 - Survey of Later British Literature
  • ENG322 - Shakespeare
  • ENG301 - Genre Study
  • ENG330 - Language, Communication, and Grammar
  • ART 210 - Art History
  • ENG450 - Colloquium
  • ENG490 - Special Topics
  • HIS310 - African American History
  • ENG223 - Survey of Later British Masterpieces
  • ENG220 - Global Literature Survey

Professional Memberships

College English Association
Higher Learning Commission National Peer Review Corps


  • Generalist; Poetry; Freshman Experience; Art History 14th Century to 20th


Creative: poetry, plays, short stories, at work on two novels

Current scholary interests: American slave narratives; visual art 

Scholarships and Creative Work

  • Late Summer Plums. Scurfpea Press, 2016
  • Loving Arms (play)--staged reading in 2018 and full production in 2020

Service/Volunteer Work


Directed USF Research Symposium, 2008 - 2018

Annually organize USF-led service at The Banquet 

Volunteer at children's schools