Jacqueline Bach 

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Services
Elena & Albert LeBlanc Professor of English Education

Bachelor's Degree(s): English, Florida State University, 1995

Master's Degree: English, University of West Florida, 2000

PhD: English Education, Oklahoma State University, 2006

Phone: (225) 578-1437
Fax: (225) 578-9135
Email: jbach@lsu.edu
Office: 221K Peabody Hall


Jacqueline Bach is a professor of English Education and Curriculum Theory at Louisiana State University. Her scholarship examines how young adult literature engages teachers and students in conversations about social issues, the ways in which popular culture informs (and might improve) pedagogy, and the preparation of secondary English/ Language Arts teachers. She is the co-editor for the “Engaging Texts” section of The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. She is a former high school English teacher.

Selected Publications

Bach, J. (2016). Reel Education: Documentaries, Biopics, and Reality Television. New York: Peter Lang.

Bach, J. (2015). Exploring Queer Pedagogies in the College-level Young Adult Literature Course. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 1-16.

Rollibard, C., Bach, J., Gulden, M. (2015). Mindful Poetry: Making the Strange Familiar. English Journal. 104 (4), 83-89.

Bach, J. & Weinstein, S. (2014). Who’s the Teacher? What Tony Danza Taught Us about English Education. English Education. 46(4), 300-326.

Allen, C., Edmonds, C., Parker, B. & Bach, J. (Fall/Winter 2012). Using LGBTQ Young Adult  Literature with University Student Affairs Professionals. Signal. 35 (1) :332-36.

Bach, J. (2009). One Size Does Not Fit All: Cinematic Representations of the
Teaching of Shakespeare. Changing English. 16 (3): 323-331.

Selected Presentations

Bach, J. & Weinstein, S. (November 2014). Reality Teaching: Our Story of Using Tony Danza’s Show with Pre-service English Teachers. National Conference for the Teachers of English. Washington, DC.

Bach, J. (October 2014). “Who’s the Expert?” Teach: Tony Danza’s Role in Conversations about Education. Teachers, Teaching and the Media. St. Mary’s College. Moraga, CA.  

Bach, J. (October 2014). Getting “Real” in Education: The Pedagogical Aspects of Reality Television. Bergamo. Dayton, OH.

Bach, J. (April 2013). “I love this book, but I can’t teach it”: Queer Pedagogy and Young Adult Literature in the session "Queering LGBT-Themed Literature with Teachers and Students. American Education Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Bach, J. (July 2013). Service-learning and the young adult literature course in the session Moving the Adolescent Literature Course Forward: A Roundtable Conversation on Common Core, the Adolescent Reader and Syllabi. The Conference for English Educators. Fort Collins, CO.