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Applied Communication Studies


Dr. Eric Duff Wrobbel is a Professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication at University of Texas Austin in 1994, an M.A. in Communication from San Diego State University in 1989, and a B.A. in Communication and Theater from Miami University in 1984. Dr. Wrobbel has taught 22 different courses across the communication curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2014, the SIUE Alumni Association selected Dr. Wrobbel as its Great Teacher Award winner and featured him as a Fall commencement keynote speaker. Dr. Wrobbel’s research focuses on language, disability, and governance. In recent years, he has published articles in The Review of Disability Studies and the International Journal for Educational Integrity, as well as a book chapter in the volume Adventures in the Academy: Professors in the Land of Lincoln and Beyond at Southern Illinois University Press. Dr. Wrobbel has worked a lot in faculty governance, including service on the Faculty Senate, the Graduate Council, the Faculty Grievance Committee, and most recently on the Executive Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences Congress. Shortly after arriving at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, he had the good fortune and good sense to meet and marry Tammy, and they now have a son, Parker, and a daughter, Holly. He lives with his family in the middle of the woods and, while at home, likes to cook and work wood whenever he can.

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