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Leadership, Faculty & Staff

Curtis Bobbitt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of English

Curtis Bobbitt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of English
Staff photo of Curt Bobbit

Professor Curt Bobbitt was born in Indiana and worked in Wisconsin and West Virginia before moving to Montana in 1987. As a college freshman, he believed he would major in math or chemistry. Debate, an independent study book group, and intriguing classes helped him discover more interest and aptitude in literature, writing, and linguistics. Professor Bobbitt loves teaching English–and quite prefers it to his previous jobs slaughtering hogs, bookkeeping for hotels, and teaching high school. He finds purpose and value in the myriad results of engaging the University of Providence’s core questions in concert with colleagues and students.

His accomplishments during his tenure include three faculty mentor awards and more than a dozen team-taught classes with colleagues in physics, philosophy, history, and computer science.

He has visited 49 of the 50 U.S. states, Mexico, and all 10 Canadian provinces and their capitals…and all the libraries and bookstores he could find on his travels. Anyone want to help him visit that last state?

BA, Indiana University
MS, Indiana University
PhD, Ball State University

“Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal.”
-Samuel Johnson, 18th c. English author and poet