College of Education


Faculty Profile


Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, Assistant Professor

Office: EDU 202

Phone: (813) 974-3460

Fax: (813) 974-0938


Jennifer Jacobs, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Education and Literacy Studies. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from the University of Florida. Her research focuses on both preservice and inservice teachers and the creation of more equitable educational environments. Specific areas of her research focus on professional learning communities and their role in fostering teacher learning, transformation, and empowerment in relation to issues of equity. She also works in the area of understanding how the processes of teacher inquiry/action research and supervision can serve to promote the development of equity-oriented teacher leaders. School-university partnerships serve as a key context for this research .