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John E. Jacobson ('75) ('78) ('83) ('90)

Dean of the Teachers College at Ball State University

John E. JacobsonDr. Jacobson currently serves as dean of the Teachers College at Ball State University. He holds degrees in elementary education, curriculum instruction, and educational administration, as well as a doctorate in reading education from BYU. He has researched, published, and presented extensively on the role of the administrator in teaching reading, chaired various professional and governmental committees and boards, and helped in the development of online degree and certification programs. He also has a wealth of knowledge and experience concerning charter schools. 

“Throughout my career I have applied numerous innovations that I  first learned about while at BYU,” said Jacobson. “BYU’s ecosystem of learning yields an educational experience unique in all the world.”He and his wife, Marsha, have five children and 10 grandchildren.