Spring Arbor University

Jeff Bilbro

Associate Professor of English in the Department of English

Jeff Bilbro

Contact Info

Email: jbilbro@arbor.edu
Phone: (517) 750-6485
Office Location: Sayre-Decan Hall 205B


  • Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Baylor University, 2012
  • B.A. in Writing/Literature from George Fox University, 2007

Associate Professor of English

Jeff is originally from Washington (the state, not the city), but he’s enjoyed acclimating to Michigan’s more extreme seasons and figuring out what plants will grow in his garden. His research interests focus on theology and environmental ethics in American literature, and he’s written several books, including Loving God’s Wildness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature, Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place (co-written with Jack Baker) and Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms. He writes on a wide range of topics—including foodbaseball, National ParksTolkienbeautywork, poetry in an iPhone culture, and place—and he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Front Porch Republic. For more information, see his website or follow him on Twitter.