Dr. Cousineau is entering his seventh year teaching at R-MA after teaching for eleven years at the university level in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. He is respected as a challenging teacher at R-MA. As a former college professor, his classes are excellent preparation for university-level work. Yet in spite of the demands, the students enjoy his class, as his strong sense of humor helps to keep them engaged in the material.
Dr. Cousineau’s teaching philosophy stems from the conviction that the task of education in general and teachers in particular is to encourage and enable students to escape an encapsulating world-view and be able to critique themselves, material sources, and society in a sophisticated and constructive fashion. Students should engage in scrutinizing facts, theories, strategies, policies, and interpretations of history in a framework which encourages them to analyze and formulate ideas.
He is also currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves in the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) located at Ft. Belvoir, VA with twenty years of combined active and reserve component service and now holds the rank of Major. He serves on the faculty board of the History Honorary Society, Rho Kappa and is currently on the Homework Lab team. He and his wife Corinna (who is the Weekend Student Services Supervisor) reside in Front Royal and are happy to be part of the Randolph-Macon family.
- Ph.D. History, Bowling Green State University
- M.A. Theatre Arts, The University of Akron
- B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College
- Courses: US History, AP US History
- R-MA Mentor