UB's Jacobson Cited As Nation's Outstanding Junior Professor of Educational Administration

Release Date: October 19, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Stephen L. Jacobson, associate professor in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, will receive the 1994 Jack A. Culbertson Award from by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) later this month during the council's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

It is named in honor of Jack Culbertson of Ohio State University, longtime executive director of the UCEA, who the council says "inspired many young professors during his tenure."

Jacobson is widely published in the field of educational administration. His research into Canada's innovative deferred-leave employment policies has generated great interest among an international audience of educators.

He is co-editor of the book, "Educational Leadership in an Age of Reform," in which more than a dozen authors challenge notions of racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. educational system.

Among his current projects is a collaborative effort among UB and seven Western New York school districts to pilot an innovative, field-based program for preparing tenured teachers as school leaders, with special emphasis on the training of women and minorities for these roles.

In regular surveys reported in Executive Editor, a journal of the National School Boards Association, Jacobson has discussed how women are being "mommy-tracked" out of managerial positions in public school education. Additional publications include articles in refereed education journals, book chapters and monographs on effective administrative leadership, salary distribution, teacher recruitment and retention.

Jacobson joined the faculty of UB's Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy in 1986 after receiving his doctorate in educational administration from Cornell University. A former teacher of special education in New York City, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Brooklyn College and a mater's degree in special education from the State University of New York College at New Paltz.

He lives in Williamsville.

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