Don Jacobson
djacobson@ben.edu
Phone: 708-334-5665 (cell)
Degree Level/Concentration: MA-History, PhD (ABD) specializing in History of American Foreign Affairs, American History, African History (post-independence).

 

Professional Background:
BA-History, Northwestern University
MA-History, University of Illinois-Chicago
Toward PhD-History, Northern Illinois University
NEH Grants: 2005 “Working the Woods” at Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC
2006 “From Braintree to Boston: The Journey of John Adams” at Boston College
Author: “Student Study Guide, Volume 2” to support Farragher Out of Many text
Memberships: Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, West Africa Research Association


I am convinced that an interactive classroom experience will provide students the greatest opportunity to assimilate diverse themes and integrate them with an expanded knowledge base. By encouraging critical thinking through an application of a variety of teaching styles including lecture, primary source discussions, individual research, and group collaboration, classes can work together to create an environment that will respond to diverse learning needs.