Robert E. Rubin, M.A.

Sch of Humanities & Cult. Studies
Senior Lecturer, English and Director of ESL
Allyn Hall 443, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Robert E. Rubin (Bobby) is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies at Wright State University. Since 1991, Bobby has taught courses in English composition, travel literature, Great Books, Spanish language and Latin American literature, introductory linguistics, business and professional writing, Honors seminars, and English-as-second Language (ESL) at all levels. Since 2010, Bobby has served as the Director of Wright State’s ESL program. His interest in international education extends to study abroad: for nearly 30 years, Bobby has led WSU’s award-winning Ambassador Study Abroad Program to Costa Rica. He was the first live-in Faculty-in-Residence for the University Honors Program, teaching courses and providing academic support for students living in the Honors Residence Hall. He currently also serves as President of Wright State’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). In addition to the teaching and research interests highlighted above, Bobby is an accomplished songwriter/lyricist, having composed dozens of songs for ska and reggae bands in England, Poland, and the United States. This past summer, Bobby spent 6 weeks in England touring with ska and reggae bands and doing research for a new course: Race, Reggae, and Ska.

Education History

B.A. Spanish, Indiana State University

M.A. English, Wright State University


College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Award (NTE), 2023.

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Fellow, 2023-2024.

International Education Award, UCIE, 2011.

President’s Award for Excellence: The Winter Ambassador Program to Costa Rica, 2006.

College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2005.

Learning Communities Award for Overall Excellence in Instruction, 2004.

Honors Program Teacher of the Year Award, 1999.


Leadership Positions

President, AAUP-WSU, 2021-present.

Contract Administration Officer, AAUP-WSU, 2019-2021.

Director, English as a Second Language Program, 2010-present.

Director, Ambassador Program to Costa Rica, 1993-present.

Honors Faculty-in-Residence, 2000-2004.

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