Job Title: Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences; Undergraduate Program Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric; Assessment Co-Coordinator, Program in Writing and Rhetoric; Co-Principal Investigator, Writing Research Lab
Phone: (631) 632-7398
Office Location: Humanities 2042
Office Hours (Fall 2018): Monday, 12-1; Wednesday, 7-8; and by appointment
Education: Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, 2009; MFA, University of Arizona, 1992; BA, Hamilton College, 1976
Courses Taught: WRT/EGL 381, Advanced Analytic and Argumentative Writing; WRT 380, Advanced Research Writing; WRT 305, Writing for the Health Professions; WRT 102, Intermediate Writing Workshop; WRT 101, Introductory Writing Workshop
Professional Interests: Writing in the Disciplines; writing transfer; Euro-American intellectual history, especially eighteenth-century rhetoric; early American literature; queer theory/gender studies
- Founding Co-Principal Investigator, Writing Connectivity Research Lab, Stony Brook University, 2017-present
- Khost, Peter and Robert Kaplan, co-PIs; Marianne Catalano, cooperating faculty. "Using Student Success to Increase Student Success: Improving the Writing Skills of Non-Native English Speakers."
- Kaplan, Robert and Peter Khost, co-PIs; Peter Gergen and Anne Moyer, cooperating faculty. "Study of Writing Transfer in Stony Brook University’s College of Arts and Sciences."
Khost, Peter, PI, and Robert Kaplan, Associate Investigator, “Online Initiative to Foster and Research Writing-Skills Transfer Across the Curriculum and Beyond Graduation.”
- New York State English Council Mini-Grant Award, 2017-18.
- Presidential Mini-Grants for Departmental Diversity Initiative, Stony Brook University, Spring 2016.
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FAHSS) Interdisciplinary Award, Fall 2014.
- Neduzhko, Oleksandr, Oleksandr Postnov, Ihor Perehinets, Jack A. DeHovitz, Michael Joseph, David Odegaard, Robert Kaplan, and Tetiana Kiriazova. "Factors Associated with Delayed Enrollment in HIV Medical Care among HIV-Positive Individuals in Odessa Region, Ukraine. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. (forthcoming)
- Letteney, Susan, Beatrice J. Krauss, and Robert Kaplan. "Examining HIV Positive Parents' Disclosure to Their Children: A Biopsychosocial Approach." Social Work in Public Health 27.4 (2012): 345-360. Print.
- Krauss, Beatrice J., Christopher Godfrey, Joanne O'Day, Elizabeth Freidin, and Robert Kaplan. "Learning to Live with an Epidemic: Reducing Stigma and Increasing Safe and Sensitive Socializing with Persons with HIV." Teenagers, HIV, and AIDS: Insights from Youth Living with the Virus. Ed. Maureen E. Lyon and Lawrence J. D'Angelo. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006. 83-103. Print.
- Krauss, Beatrice J., et al. [Robert Kaplan]. "Who Wins in the Status Games? Violence, Sexual Violence and an Emerging Single Standard among Adolescent Women." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1087 (2006): 56-73. Print.
- “Report on a Study of Writing Transfer, and How and Why We Created the Writing Connectivity Research Lab.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2018
“Report on a Study of Transfer in a New Writing Minor Program.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX (7 April 2016).
- “From Project to Presentation.” Kyiv, Ukraine. Co-facilitated workshop for early career researchers on drafting and revising articles for publication as part of NIH D43TW000233, “New York State International Training & Research Program,” funded by the Fogarty International Center, Dr. Jack A. DeHovitz, PI (25-26 October 2013; 25-26 April 2013).
“Teaching Writing Roundtable.” Stony Brook University Department of English 26th Annual English Graduate Conference. Stony Brook Manhattan, New York, NY (1 March 2014).
- “Teaching Evidence-Based Healthcare through Writing.” Stony Brook University School of Nursing Converging Science Summit. Stony Brook, NY (15 April 2013).
- "Sustaining the Writing Habit: Undergraduate Science Students Discuss Writing Transfer from an Unscientific First-Year Writing Course." SUNY Council on Writing. New York, NY (30-31 March 2012).
- "'When Bodys come to touch each other": Gravitational Benevolence, the Physiology of the Heart, and Social Formation in Francis Hutcheson's Moral Philosophy." Society of Early Americanists. Philadelphia, PA (3-5 March 2011).
- "Moral Perceptions and the Formation of British American Citizens in Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography." Northeast Modern Language Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada (10 April 2010).
- "Rethinking the Affections: Materiality, Occult Qualities and the Bonds of Society." East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Bethelem, PA (9 October 2009).
- "'When Bodys come to touch each other': Francis Hutcheson's Gravitational Benevolence and Early American National Formation." Conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the American Studies Certificate Program. The Graduate Center, New York, NY (18 April 2008).
- "Sympathetic Performance and White Male Nationhood in The Federalist Papers." Organized by the Society of Early Americanists for the American Literature Association. Boston, MA (28 May 2005).
- "Scottish Moral Philosophy as Early American Literature: The Case of Francis Hutcheson." Northeast Modern Language Association. Pittsburgh, PA (5 March 2004).
- "Men and Sympathy: Geography, Emotion, and History in Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly." Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston, MA (7 March 2003).
- "Committing Homo-Correspondence: The Bonds of White Men and the New Nation." Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (13 April 2002).
- "Cooper's Boys: Critical Heteronormativity and Natural Homotextuality." Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, CT (31 March 2001).
- "Billy Budd and the Homoerotics of Revision." Envisioning Revision: The Annual English Students Association Conference. The Graduate Center, New York, NY (18 March 2000).