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Eric L. Jacobs

Eric L. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor
Areas of Expertise: 
Community Development and Public Administration

“There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” 
― John Adams

"Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Eric Jacobs, Ph.D. has been involved in the fields of community economic development and human services for over 25 years.  He has worked in different types of, and different positions within, community based organizations.  His experience includes a spectrum of roles and responsibilities from caseworker to administrator (CEO, CFO), facilitator to direct service delivery, advocacy, policy planning and creation and implementation of programs and projects including: affordable housing development, business counseling, citizen patrols, entrepreneur training, commercial revitalization, tenant organizing and youth leadership development.  As a consultant he has worked with organizations throughout the country as a trainer and technical assistance provider.  His published research includes program evaluation and policy analyses. As an instructor he has, for over 25 years, educated hundreds of community development, human services, and other non-profit practitioners at the undergraduate and graduate level.