He has taught English Literature and Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Lethbridge since 2000; he has also taught at the University of Alberta, at Fraser Valley University, and at Alberta College of Art and Design.
Dr. Lobe’s research interests include Rhetoric and Composition, Contemporary and Postcolonial Fiction, Australian and Canadian Literature, Critical Theory, and the discourses of Architecture. He has presented his research at national and international conferences, and he has published work on the relationship between architecture and literature in Peter Carey’s Illywhacker as well as on the fiction of Greg Hollingshead.
Some current projects include a study of metaphors of memory in Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs, a consideration of the bungalow as lieux de memoire in David Malouf’s architectural autobiography 12 Edmonstone Streeet, an analysis of doorways in the fiction and poetry of Robert Kroetsch, and a "biography" of Arthur Erickson's University of Lethbridge. He has, as well, published a number of short stories in Canadian journals and anthologies.