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Ph.D. Brown University, English Literature 1999
M.A. Brown University, English Literature 1992
BA New York University, Gallatin School 1989
Vice Provost, Aggie Square 2022-
American Council on Education Fellow 2018-19
Associate Editor, Novel: A Forum on Fiction.
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9571-2312
Media U: How the Need to Win Audiences Has Shaped Higher Education
Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx
Columbia University Press, 2018
Are homecoming games and freshman composition, Twitter feeds and scholarly monographs really mortal enemies? Media U presents a provocative rethinking of the development of American higher education centered on the insight that universities are media institutions. Tracing over a century of media history and the academy, Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx argue that the fundamental goal of the American research university has been to cultivate audiences and convince them of its value.
Selected Recent Publications
"The Novel and the Global Reach of Black Lives Matter." With Justin Mitchell. Novel: A Forum on Fiction. 55.1 (2022): 1-7.
"Urban Higher Education and Civic Engagement." Higher Education Today, May 15, 2019.
"Higher Education Has Always Been Commercial." With Mark Garrett Cooper. The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 3, 2019.
"Does Merit Have a Future?" With Mark Garrett Cooper. PMLA 133.3 (2018).
"What Happened to the Postcolonial Novel: The Urban Longing for Form. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 50.3 (2017).
Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
The Modernist Novel and the Decline of Empire, Cambridge University Press, 2005, 2009.