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Joseph Schaub

Joseph Schaub

Associate Teaching Professor of English
Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his
316 Burrowes Building South
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Summer 2022 Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday 2;30-3:30 and Thursday 2:00-3:00


Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.A., University of Mississippi
B.S. University of Alabama

Professional Bio

I joined the faculty as Associate Teaching Professor of English January 2022, and currently teach ENGL 15.

Before my arrival at Penn State, I served at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) as a teaching professor in the University College's Department of Focused Inquiry since it inception in 2007.

I'm a teacher first and foremost, but have engaged in scholarship in 20th-century American and Southern literature, Scottish literature, popular culture, and Teaching & Learning.

My dissertation, completed a lifetime ago or so it seems, centered on Cormac McCarthy's and Barbara Kingsolver's transfer of Southern literature traits to their texts set in the American West.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing guitar, fiddle, tenor banjo, and a bit of mandolin. Favorite genres to play are blues, old time, Scottish & Irish folk. I also enjoy fly fishing (hello, Spring Creek!), bicycling, and hiking.