Jenny Eva Jacobs
Assistant Professor Language and Literacy Department
School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies
Office: Brookline Campus, Hawes 110
EdD, 2016 (Educational Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice), Harvard University Graduate School of Education
EdM, 2010 (Language and Literacy), Harvard University Graduate School of Education
EdM, 2003 (International Education Policy), Harvard University Graduate School of Education
BA, 1997 (Sociology), Villanova University
BA, 1997 (Spanish), Villanova University
Jenny Jacobs teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in second language acquisition and sheltered instruction for English language learners. She also supervises the ESL licensure practicum. Jacobs' research focuses on dual language education, bilingualism and identity formation, immigrant youth, discourse analysis, and language ideologies.
She has worked in K-12 schools in Massachusetts and New Jersey as a literacy coach and teacher developer, middle school bilingual humanities teacher, and elementary Spanish World Language teacher. Her international work includes consulting as well as several years living in El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Spain as a coordinator of programs in professional development and literacy coaching, bilingual school administrator, and English as a foreign language teacher.
Jacobs is a proud Boston Public School parent and is involved in advocacy and organizing for local educational justice. She has helped organize the Boston-area Educators for Social Justice Conference since 2011.