Bob Broad    


Picture of Bob Broad

Hiking Wordsworth's Lake District
(summer 1988)


Welcome to Bob Broad's home page


My full name is Robert Lavery Broad, which has a nice ring to it. That name also records my matriarchal as well as my patriarchal lines. Still, as a modest counter-weight to the self-serious tendencies of the academy, I've chosen to make my informal name (Bob) my professional name.

I am a Professor of English at Illinois State University, teaching graduate courses in rhetoric & composition, writing assessment, research methods, and pedagogy as well as a variety of undergraduate courses in writing, English Studies, and English Education.

My research interests include writing assessment, qualitative research methods, rhetorical theories, and composition pedagogy.




Information about Bob Broad

  • Curriculum Vitae(list of degrees, publications, presentations, courses taught, awards for teaching and research, etc.)
  • Books Bob has authored or co-authored

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Contact Me:

Office hours for fall 2014

(during weeks when classes are in session):

  • Mon. 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tues. 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • and by appointment

Office Phone: (309) 438 - 7704
Office location: STV 403
Email Bob Broad

Via U.S. mail:

Bob Broad

Department of English

Campus Box 4240
Illinois State University

Normal, IL  61790-4240