Michael Jacobs

Associate Chair

English

School of Liberal Arts

Education

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
D.A., St. John's University

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Associate Chair, English, School of Liberal Arts, Berkeley College, 2009 – present
  • Faculty, English, School of Liberal Arts, Berkeley College, 2003 – present

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • “From Cotton Pickin’ to Acid Droppin’: James Agee and the New Journalism,” Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at 75: Anniversary Essays, 2016
  • “Confronting the (Un)Reality of Pranksterdom: Tom Wolfe and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” Literary Journalism Studies 7.1, Fall 2015
  • “Geniuses in Limbo: Tom Wolfe’s American Dreamers,” American Literature Association 26th Annual Conference on American Literature, May 2015
  • “Names, Dates, and Other Things We’ve Forgotten: Confronting History in the Literary Text,” 2nd Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking, October 2014
  • “Upping the Ante: Creating Challenges and Rewards in the Freshman Honors Classroom,” 2nd Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking, October 2014
  • “From Cotton Pickin’ to Acid Droppin’: James Agee and the New Journalism,” American Literature Association 24th Annual Conference on American Literature, May 2013
  • “The Language of Crisis: Documenting the Depression,” New York Council for the Humanities’ Speaker Series, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, November 2010
  • Session Chair, “Landscaping the Political Contexts of Americas’ Narratives,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2009
  • “Guerilla Pedagogy: Teaching Writing in Hostile Territory,” Ripping Up My Syllabus, Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 2008
  • “A Place in the Classroom,” American Lives, American Issues, 2002
  • “Withering Heights: A Neighborhood on the Cusp” (Parts 1 and 2), Blue Dog Press, November/December 2001

Awards and Recognitions

  • Faculty of the Year Award, Excellence in Scholarship and Service, Berkeley College, 2012
  • University Doctor of Arts Fellowship, St. John’s University, 2006 – 2011
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Excellence in Teaching, Berkeley College, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking, 2012 – present
  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta: The International English Honor Society, 2008 – present
  • Member, Middle States Re-Accreditation Committee, 2007 – present
  • Vice President, Faculty Association, New York, Berkeley College, 2006 – 2009
  • Contributing Editor/Features Writer/Columnist, Blue Dog Press, 2003 – 2004

Press Room Topics

20th-Century American Literature, Literary Modernism, New Journalism, Documentary Literature, English Composition

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