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      Michael Jacobs is Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. He has contributed essays and articles on both documentary literature and humanities education to Literary Journalism Studies; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at 75: Anniversary Essays; Community College Humanities Review; Agee in Context: New Literary, Cultural, and Historical Essays; and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He is also the founding Director of Monroe Community College’s Institute for the Humanities and currently serves as deputy director, National Conferences, for the Community College Humanities Association. Prior to his position at MCC, Michael was co-chair of English at Berkeley College in New York City, where he taught courses in writing, literature, and film from 2002 to 2017.

      Education

      Doctor of Arts (D.Arts) in English
      ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY                 

      M.A. Humanities
      STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

      B.A. Media Studies
      STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

      Publications

      “The Case Against Language: Agee, Dos Passos, and Modernist Amalgamation.” Agee in Context. Michae Lofaro, ed., U of Tennessee Press (2021).

      “Unbeaten Paths.” Humanities Review 4.2 (2020).

      “From Cotton Pickin’ to Acid Droppin’: James Agee and the New Journalism.” Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at 75: Anniversary Essays. Michael Lofaro, ed., U of Tennessee Press: 2016.

      Confronting the (Un)Reality of Pranksterdom: Tom Wolfe and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” Literary Journalism Studies 7.2 (2015).

      “A Place in the Classroom.” American Lives, American Issues. Robert Newman, ed., Prentice Hall: 2002. 

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