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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Deborah J. Cohan

Deborah J. Cohan is the author of Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption (Rutgers University Press 2020 ). Cohan is a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, a contributing writer for Psychology Today online, a frequent contributor to Inside Higher Ed, and is regularly featured as an expert for national media on a range of social issues. She has been cited in: CNN, MSN, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, US News & World Report, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Elite Daily, Utne Reader, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, TODAY, Bankrate, Vox, Slate, Vice News, Huffington Post, Bustle, Romper, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Cohan has done domestic violence work in four states and worked as a counselor and clinical supervisor at the first battering intervention program in the United States. She has also served as an expert consultant in cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Cohan is trained in mindfulness and healing work, and facilitates Deep River workshops.