Bob Batchelor, Ph.D.
James Pedas Professor of Communication, Executive Director of the James Pedas Communication Center, Department Chair
Pedas Communication Center
Bob Batchelor is James Pedas Professor of Communication and Executive Director of the James Pedas Communication Center at Thiel College. A noted cultural historian and biographer, Bob is the author or editor of 24 books, including John Updike: A Critical Biography and Gatsby: A Cultural History of the Great American Novel. He edits the “Contemporary American Literature” book series for Rowman & Littlefield. Bob is the founding editor of The Popular Culture Studies Journal, published by the Midwest Popular Culture. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Popular Culture and the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. Bob also serves as Director of Marketing & Media for The John Updike Childhood Home Museum in Reading, PA. Visit him on the web at www.bobbatchelor.com.