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Jacob Babb Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
English Graduate Coordinator

Knobview Hall 200P
Phone: (812) 941-2954
babbj@ius.edu

Biography

Jacob Babb specializes in Rhetoric and Composition, a discipline that focuses on the teaching of writing, the study of rhetoric as communication, and the literacy practices in and beyond colleges and universities. Dr. Babb’s research asks how contemporary academic disciplines work (specifically rhetoric and composition, and English more broadly), both in response to the pedagogical needs of undergraduate and graduate students and the needs of external stakeholders in education, such as federal and state legislatures, professional organizations, and news media. Beyond his interest in disciplinary history, Dr. Babb also writes about spatial rhetoric and issues in writing program administration.

At Indiana University Southeast, Dr. Babb teaches writing courses that encourage students to build their knowledge of rhetoric and multiple approaches to writing to learn to adapt to the needs of new readers and new situations.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Masters

    • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
    • Master of Arts, Major in English
  • Bachelors

    • Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States
    • Bachelor of Art, Major in History, Minor in English

Professional Interests

Teaching

First-Year Writing Composition Theory and History Rhetorical Theory and History Utopian and Dystopian Literature

Research

Histories of Rhetoric and Composition Writing Program Administration Writing Curricula Spatial Rhetorics

Publications

Books

  • Courtney Adams Wooten, Jacob Babb, and Brian Ray. (2018). WPAs in Transition: Navigating Educational Leadership Positions. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
  • Courtney Adams Wooten, Jacob Babb, Kristi Murray Costello, and Kate Navickas. (2020). The Things We Carry: Strategies for Recognizing and Negotiating Emotional Labor in Writing Program Administration. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

Campus Events

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 4

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 4

July 12th, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 12th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 20th, 2022

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 5

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 5

July 20th, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Skate Night

Skate Night

July 21st, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 6

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 6

July 28th, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 28th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 7

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 7

August 2nd, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

August 2nd, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Music Admission & Scholarship Auditions

Music Admission & Scholarship Auditions

August 6th, 2022

All day event

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

August 10th, 2022

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 8

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 8

August 10th, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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