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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

Volleyball vs. St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Volleyball vs. St. Mary-of-the-Woods

September 17th, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women’s Tennis vs. TBA

Women’s Tennis vs. TBA

September 18th, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Men’s Tennis vs. TBA

Men’s Tennis vs. TBA

September 18th, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CANCELED: Family Day Out: Louisville Science Center

CANCELED: Family Day Out: Louisville Science Center

September 18th, 2021

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Volleyball vs. (RV)Indiana University Kokomo

Volleyball vs. (RV)Indiana University Kokomo

September 18th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

IU Football vs. Cincinnati

IU Football vs. Cincinnati

September 18th, 2021

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

IU Southeast Drive-in Movie Night: Black Widow

IU Southeast Drive-in Movie Night: Black Widow

September 18th, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sigma Kappa EC Meeting

Sigma Kappa EC Meeting

September 19th, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sigma Kappa Informal Meeting

Sigma Kappa Informal Meeting

September 19th, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Weekly Home Group Meetings

Weekly Home Group Meetings

September 19th, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday Bible Study

Monday Bible Study

September 20th, 2021

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

September 20th, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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