Squire Babcock

 Associate Professor of English 

Squire Babcock



University of Massachusetts, Amherst 


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


The King of Gaheena, a novel. Motes Books, 2008.

Highlighted Publications

"Wrestling the Horned Beast." Arts & Letters, Georgia College and State University (Winter 2010).

 "Land Between the Lakes." Colorado Review Volume XXV, Colorado State University (Fall/Winter 1998). Reprinted in New Madrid, journal of contemporary literature, Murray State University.

 "Grandma's Hands." The Louisville Review, University of Louisville Publications (Spring 1996).

 Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing: Fiction

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Courses Taught

ENG 101 Composition

ENG 102 Composition and Research

ENG 104 Honors Composition (at Oxford University)

ENG 105 College Composition Abroad (at Oxford University)

ENG 324 Technical Writing

ENG 340 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 343 Special Topics in Creative Writing

ENG 344 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

ENG 415 Writers Workshop: The Short Story

ENG 521 Forms of Fiction

ENG 560 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

ENG 610 Graduate Writers Workshop

ENG 663 Graduate Creative Nonfiction Tutorial, MFA Program

ENG 667 Graduate Residency in Creative Nonfiction, MFA Program

HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition

HUM 212 Humanities in the Modern World

Awards and Distinctions

20 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012

Presidential Research Fellowship, Murray State University, 2008-2009

Nominated for Murray State University Max Carman Teaching Award, Spring 2000
  and Spring 2008

Murray State University, College of Humanistic Studies Teaching Merit Award
  1995, 1996, 1997

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 1994 to Present


Prof. Squire Babcock 

7C-16 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


In the Media

Prof. Babcock talks with Chris Dietz of "Good Morning Kentucky" about his novel The King of Gaheena. See the video.

See Prof. Babcock's appearance on Nashville Public Television's "A Word On Words" with John Seigenthaler.