Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
M.A. in Educational Administration with a minor in Counseling, University of New Orleans
B.A. in Communication Arts, Austin College
Introduction to Student Affairs
Organizational Behavior in Higher Education
Leadership and Managing Change in Student Affairs
Higher Education Environments Cultures, and Students
Research and Program Assessment
Student Affairs Practicum I
Student Affairs Practicum II
Student Affairs Internship
Research Interests and Practitioner Experience
Dr. Jacob’s main research interests are the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) especially when it intersects teaching in the field of student affairs and higher education, college choice, and the history of student affairs and higher education. Much of her work also addresses various social justice issues. She is a qualitative researcher with an interest in experimenting with innovative ways to present research.
She has served as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education (Texas Tech University), a Visiting Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel (University of Southern Mississippi), and an Associate Instructor (Indiana University). She has worked in several functional areas of university administration including: admissions (Texas Luthern University, Austin College), residence life (Franklin College), Greek life (Indiana University), and academic support (Indiana University).
Professional Association Membership
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Jacob, S. A., & Furgerson, S. P. (2012). Writing interview protocols and conducting interviews: Tips for students new to the field of qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 17(T&L Art, 6), 1-10. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR17/jacob.pdf
Jacob, S.A. & Gentry, D. S. (2012) Walking into fire: Navigating tough topics in your first university faculty job. In Meyers, S. D. & Anderson, C. W. (2012). Dimensions in mentoring: A continuum of practice from beginning teachers to teacher leaders. Sense Publishers.
Coward, F. & Jacob S.A. (2012) Research writing teams as a form of mentoring for graduate students. In Meyers, S. D. & Anderson, C. W. (2012). Dimensions in mentoring: A continuum of practice from beginning teachers to teacher leaders. Sense Publishers.
Gentry, D. S. & Jacob, S. A. (2012). Promoting multicultural competence in master’s students and improving teaching practice using action research. The Journal of Case Studies in Education,3-July2012. Retrieved from http://www.aabri.com/jcse.html.
Jacob, S. A. (2012). Case history 6 Texas Tech University: History of higher education in the United States. In Sheldon, L. (2012). The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game. Boston, MA: Course Technology PTR.
Jacob, S. A. (2011). The college choice process of the women who gender integrated America’s military academies. College & University, 87(1), 27-36.
Chapman, K. J., Robertson, P. W. & Jacob, S.A. (2011). Rabid advocates for fair play in football: H. J. Lutcher Stark and L. Theo Bellmont’s vision becomes the Southwest Conference. West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, LXXXVII.
Matteson, S. M., Taylor, C. M., Valle, F., Fehr, M. C., Jacob, S. A., and Jones, S.J. (2011). Re-examining academic expectations: Using self-study to promote academic justice and student retention. Journal of Thought, 46(1 & 2), 65-83.
Kinzie, J, Palmer, M., Hayek, J., Hossler, D., Jacob, S. A. & Cummings, H. (2004). Fifty years of college choice: Social, political and institutional influences on the decision-making process. 5(3). New Agenda Series. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation for Education.
Jacob, S. A. (2002). Coeducation of United States military colleges. In Martinez Aleman, A. M. and Renn, K. A. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Women in Higher Education. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO Press.
Selected Conference Presentations
Jacob, S.A. & Gentry, D.S. (May 2012). Inside the Teacher's Studio. Presented at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry’s annual conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Jacob, S.A. (May 2012). "Coming Out" as a Non Religious Student: Words from Students in a Secular Society. Presented at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry’s annual conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Jacob, S.A. & Kline, K.A. (2011). Teaching 2.0: Using New Approaches to Invigorate Teaching and Learning in the Multigenerational Graduate College Classroom. Roundtable presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s annual conference, Charlotte, NC.
Harrington, M.A., Jacob, S.A., Benoit, A., Saiid, L. (2011). The Development of the Secular Student and the Changing Future of Religious Diversity: A Qualitative Study of Undergraduate Secular Students. Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s annual conference, Charlotte, NC.
Jacob, S. A. (2011). The Gender Integration of America's Military Colleges: Words from the First Women. Presented at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry’s annual conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Jacob, S. A. & Delony, J. (2011). But That's the Best Part of the Story! Wrestling with Confidentiality in Qualitative Interviews. Presented at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry’s annual conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Hossler, D., Kinzie, J., Palmer, M. & Jacob, S.A. (2002). Continuity and Change in College Choice. Presented at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.