The Pennsylvania Center for Folklore is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Tolbert will join the Penn State faculty in the fall of 2018 as Assistant Professor of American Studies. As a member of the graduate faculty, Dr. Tolbert will be offering graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as advising student research, in digital humanities and ethnography, legend and belief, and popular culture. He will also be joining the affiliated faculty of the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore.
Dr. Tolbert was formerly Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship at Bucknell University, and has previously taught at Indiana University, Indiana University Purdue, and the University of Baltimore. He is co-editor, with Michael Dylan Foster, of the book The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2016), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is also a previous recipient of the Henry Glassie Award for his teaching at Indiana University, a Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant, and a Louise McNutt Fellowship.
The faculty is excited to welcome Dr. Tolbert and looks forward to the success of his future work at Penn State!