Dr. Stephen Jacobson Named UB Distinguished Professor

JacobsonDr. Stephen Jacobson, professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, has been named a UB Distinguished Professor, effective September 1, 2013. Jacobson was recognized for his significant scholarly accomplishments in the field of educational administration and finance, as well as his exceptional contributions to the Graduate School of Education and the University at Buffalo.

"The award of UB Distinguished Professor is a recognition of your outstanding record of scholarship and your contributions to our teaching and public service missions," said UB President Satish Tripathi. "Your scholarship has received high praise from some of the leading authorities in your discipline across the country, and we are confident that you will continue to bring honor and esteem to UB in the years ahead."

Jacobson's professional interests include teacher compensation, the reform of school leadership preparation and practice, and effective principal leadership in challenging schools. His published works include 6 books, 26 book chapters, and nearly 40 articles in such leading peer-refereed journals as Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of Human Resources, Educational Evaluation, and Policy Analysis and Urban Education. In addition, Jacobson has given invited presentations throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Austria, Barbados, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Germany, Israel, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. He is a past president of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the American Education Finance Association. Jacobson is currently a co-director (with Kenneth Leithwood) of the UCEA Center for the Study of School-Site Leadership, and a co-editor (with Leithwood) of the journal, Leadership and Policy in Schools. In 1994, he received the Jack Culbertson Award from the UCEA for outstanding contributions to the field of educational administration by a junior professor.

September 15, 2013

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