Robert Cusella '14
New Jersey (Middlesex, Monmouth Counties), Pennsylvania (Delaware County), North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri
Why did you decide to study English in college?
Growing up I loved reading and that naturally translated to success in high school literature classes. Heading off to college, I knew I wanted the opportunity to better hone the craft of creative writing and write the next "Great American Novel." While my high expectations were tempered after my first English class, I had the opportunity to write a collection of poetry for my senior independent study, as well as a short story collection for the Summer Scholars Program.
What questions do you love to hear from students?
Being involved outside of the classroom is a huge part of campus culture at Saint Joseph's. I love to talk about the hundreds of clubs, organizations, service opportunities, campus ministry, and leadership development our students participate in weekly. Campus engagement is important to the development of our well-rounded students and discovering these opportunities can make all the difference in the college search.
What's your favorite "hidden gem" on campus that a student may or may not see on a regular tour?
The stacks on the third floor of the Drexel Library are a wonderful place to get lost. There are tons of cubbies to go for hours at a time and get some serious work done. Plus, it's all quiet and filled with the smell of old books.