Tracie Babb, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication

Tracie Babb

Office: PSA 201A
Phone: 215.895.5804


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Intercultural Communication, Howard University, 2005


Tracie Babb has spent most of her life on a college campus. She was among the youngest in her class to earn a PhD in Rhetoric and Intercultural Communication from Howard University in Washington, DC. While she held an enviable position at Burson-Marsteller, one of the leading public relations firms in the country, she simultaneously pursued a Master of Arts in Public Communication from Fordham University in New York City. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies and African American History from Fordham University.

Babb is committed to pursuing research that will positively impact diasporan communities. Her research focuses on social media, public relations and popular culture. She garnered a rich teaching experience - in both traditional and online classroom settings – at Howard University, Bowie State University, Rowan University and Kaplan University. She previously taught at Princeton University at the Junior Statesmen of America program. She has taught courses in public relations, advertising, communication conflict, human dynamics and public speaking. Babb's teaching philosophy is one that bridges theory and practice.

Tracie is a member of the National Communication Association, Public Relations Society of America, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She previously served as one of the executive editors for The Journal of Higher Education Excellence, founded at Baltimore City Community College, and was honored in Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators. She enjoys traveling, fine dining, and fitness.