Associate Professor and Chairman of the Education Department at Hillsdale College

Dr. Coupland earned a B.A. in Spanish from Liberty University, an M.A. in Linguistics from Oakland University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Michigan State University. Before working in higher education, he was a high school Spanish teacher. At Hillsdale College, he teaches courses on English grammar and classic children’s literature. In 2013, the Hillsdale College senior class voted Dr. Coupland “Professor of the Year.” In 2016, he served as a Resident Scholar at the C. S. Lewis Study Centre (The Kilns) in Oxford, UK. His research focuses on classic children’s literature and English grammar instruction. He is currently writing an English grammar curriculum (K-6th grades) with Mrs. Tammy Peters for Classical Academic Press titled Well-Ordered Language. Dr. Coupland served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Society for Classical Learning and is the former editor of the Society’s Journal. He also served as the associate editor for Arts and Liberty: A Journal on Liberal Arts and Liberal Education.