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Emerson Probst

Emerson Probst

Academic Partnership Specialist

Hello – I’m Emerson Probst and I’m an Educational Representative for the Babb Group. I have nearly 25 years of experience in educational publishing starting with Mosby medical textbooks in the mid-1990s. I’ve watched the growth and transition of educational content from book to CD to DVD on through to its current migration to online. I’ve always been fascinated with the power of the written word and I sincerely believe that educational content must always originate from our universities and colleges, not from global corporations or tech start-ups.

I’ve also had the opportunity to work directly with professors on a wide range of textbook and online projects ranging from STEM to the humanities. For nearly ten years I worked as an editorial project manager for a large production house, developing manuscripts for Pearson, Wiley, Addison-Wesley and Running Press, where I managed the manuscript of Stephen Hawking’s “God Created the Integers.” My years at the editorial desk gave me a deep appreciation for the long hours and commitment that faculty and instructional designers invest in their books or online programs. As an acquisitions editor and publisher, I fostered new writers and helped nurture their unrealized potential. I’m happy to be a part of the Babb Group so I can continue offering services that assist the academic community.

I live in Maryland with my wife, two daughters and a dog named Sugar. I love music and play an occasional guitar or banjo, when the mood hits me. As part of this passion, I run a small group of volunteers under the organization name "Hootenanny!" and we host events for music-related causes such as Music4More in Annapolis, Maryland.