April Cobos - Directory - Christopher Newport University


April Cobos

Department of English - Center for Sustainability in Education

April Cobos


McMurran Hall 219
(757) 594-7637


  • Ph D in English, Old Dominion University
  • MA in English, Texas AandM University
  • BA in English, University of Dayton


Rhetoric, Language, and Discourse
Technical and Professional Communication
Community Engaged Learning
Grant Writing and Civic Engagement


Best Practices and Effective Teaching Methods
Rhetoric and Discourse Considerations in Workplace Communities
Current Trends and Considerations in Technical and Professional Communication


April Cobos currently teaches rhetoric and professional writing, language and discourse, and grant writing for civic engagement and community engaged learning. She has a forthcoming 2024 book manuscript through Rowman and Littlefield Books on the rhetoric and discourse considerations related to women's combat related military service. Her recent publications include book chapters and articles on online learning considerations for military affiliated learners, teaching international and non-native English speakers, graduate student labor in a hybrid doctoral program, and the rhetorical considerations of teaching grant writing to undergraduate students.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2023). It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Explorations of Unbalanced Labor and Mentorship in a Blended Learning Doctoral Program.. University Press of Kansas.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2020). Two-Way Communication as a Tool for Mitigating the Physical and Lifestyle Constraints of Military Affiliated Learners. Lexington Books. Pages, 257-278.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2020). “‘Shelter from the Storm:’” Military Service Member Spousal Caregiver Challenges and Barriers to Resources in the Midst of Enduring Conflicts. Journal of Veterans Studies. Volume, 6. Issue, 2. Pages, 250-258.
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