Founder of the Department of Speech at the University of Utah, Maud May Babcock was also the University’s first female faculty member. Today she is recognized with this plaque in downtown Salt Lake City. Over the years, Professor Babcock inspired many to achieve academic prominence. Most recently, doctoral students in the Department of Speech Communication founded the Maud May Babcock Doctoral Writing Society in her honor. Her papers are held in the Special Collections archive at the University of Utah.