Lorie Jacobs

Lorie Jacobs, Ph.D., M.A.T.E

Assistant Professor of Writing,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3460
Email: jacobsl@uhcl.edu
Office: SSCB 2109.14


Dr. Lorie Stagg Jacobs serves as associate professor of Writing in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities. She has also served as co-director of First-Year Writing since 2018 and previously served as the Center for Faculty Development's Faculty Fellow in Writing Across the Curriculum (2017-2021), for which she has hosted professional development workshops and seminars in the teaching of writing for faculty campuswide. Dr. Jacobs earned her doctorate in rhetoric and composition from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Arts in the Teaching of English from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Since 2018, Dr. Jacobs has been serving as associate editor with CompPile, the most extensive database of scholarship in post-secondary composition, writing studies, technical and professional writing, and rhetorical studies. She has published and presented on a variety of topics, including discipline- and profession-specific writing curriculum, labor issues in academia, first-year composition, and student persistence.  
Her research appears in College Composition and Communication, Technical Communication, Academic Labor: Research & Artistry, Fast Capitalism, and Thirdspace.

Areas of Expertise

  • Discipline- and profession-specific writing curriculum
  • Labor issues in academia
  • First-year composition
  • Student persistence


  • “The Five-Year Job Interview: A Call for More Structure on the Tenure Line.” Co-authored with Patricia Welsh Droz. College Composition and Communication, 72, 4, 2021, 516-545.
  • “Genre Chameleon: Email, Professional Writing Curriculum, and Workplace Writing Expectations.” Co-authored with Patricia Welsh Droz. Technical Communication, 66, 1, 2019, 68-92. https://www.stc.org/techcomm/2019/02/04/genre-chameleon-email-professional-writing-curriculum-and-workplace-writing-expectations/.
  • “FAST Professor: Strategies for Surviving the Tenure Track.” Co-authored with Patricia Welsh Droz. Academic Labor: Research & Artistry, 1, 2, 2018, 63-74. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1017&context=alra.
  • “They Blog, Therefore They Think: Composition 2.0 and Blogging Toward Democracy.” Fast Capitalism, 9, 1, 2012, n. pag. http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/9_1/jacobs9_1.html.
  • “Re-Claiming What We Know: Pedagogy and the F-Word.” thirdspace, thirdspace, 8, 1, 2008, n. pag. https://journals.sfu.ca/thirdspace/index.php/journal/article/view/jacobs/217.
  • “A Dialogue on Action: Risks and Possibilities of Feminism in the Academy in the 21st Century,” Co-authored with Jessica Ketcham Weber, Lisa Costello, Allison Gross, and Regina Clemens Fox. thirdspace, 8, 1, 2008, n. pag. https://journals.sfu.ca/thirdspace/index.php/journal/article/view/weber/228.