Joe G. Delap
Professor of Foreign Languages
Dr. Delap received his doctorate in Germanic Studies in 1992, from Indiana University, having defended his dissertation on Late-medieval, Reformation and Counterreformation dialogues on poverty and providence.
Since 2002, he has served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Foreign Languages at Jacksonville State University. Previously, he served as Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas, Department Chair for Languages at Kansas Wesleyan University, and Visiting Professor/ third-year German coordinator for Indiana University's program in Graz, Austria. His research in the area of college administration includes trends and best practices in student-learning outcomes assessment, the impact of early admissions and transfers on overall student retention, and success and challenges to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty constituency.
Dr. Delap continues to publish and present in the fields of African-American studies, border studies, Caribbean studies, early-modern and Renaissance studies and Post-colonial studies. He has been honored by the Fulbright Association as an exchange teacher, senior scholar, and senior specialist. His memberships include the American Association for Netherlandic Studies (executive board), American Association of Teachers of German, American Conference of Academic Deans, Modern Language Association, National Conference of Academic Deans, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Mu Alpha.