University at Buffalo

Stephen L. Jacobson

Stephen L. Jacobson

UB Distinguished Professor

Professor

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Administration/Management; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; International Education; Global Issues; Educational Policy; Educator Preparation; Leadership; Leadership Training; Race, Inequality, and Education; Organizational Change; School and District Reform

Contact Information
486 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1101
eoakiml@buffalo.edu

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Education and Training:
  • Doctor of Philosopy, Cornell University, Educational Administration (1986)
  • Master of Science, State University of New York College at New Paltz, Education (1979)
  • Master of Arts, Brooklyn College City University of New York, Psychology (1975)
  • New York State Regents Diploma, Stuyvesant High School (1965)
Awards and Honors:
  • UCEA Master Professor Award (2020); University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA); 2020-11-19;
  • Fulbright Scholar; The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board; 2019-05-15;
  • UCEA Hanne Mawhinny Distinguished Service Award (2018); University Council for Educational Administration; 2018-11-15;
  • UCEA Jack A. Culbertson Award (1994); University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA); 1994-10-28;
  • Member of the New York State team for the ESSA Leadership Learning Community (ELLC).; Co-sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Urban League, the Council of Great City Schools, and the Wallace Foundation.;
Recent Publications:
Journal Special Issue:
  • Jacobson, S. (2021). Commentary: Rethinking Educational Leadership and Policy in Schools in Challenging Circumstances. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 20(1).
Book Chapter:
  • Jacobson, S. & Miller, P. (2021). Social justice imperatives for leaders in high needs schools: Research from ISLDN studies and issues for future consideration. In Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Improving High-Needs Schools:Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration. (pp.239-255). P. Woods & B. Barnett (Eds.) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Chisolm, L., Waight, N. & Jacobson, S. (2019). School leadership for a sustainable economy in a developing nation: Findings from a secondary school in Belize. In Leadership, Culture and School Success in High-Need Schools (pp. 65-83). E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Jacobson, S. (2019). Social justice school leadership for academic, organizational and community sustainability. In Cultures of Justice: Intercultural Studies of Social Justice Enactment. P. Angelle & D. Torrance (Eds.) London: Palgrave Publishers.
  • Notman, R. & Jacobson, S. (2019). School leadership practices in early childhood education (ECE): Three case studies from New Zealand. In Leadership, Culture and School Success in High-Need Schools (pp. 169-184). E. Murakami, D. Gurr & R. Notman (Eds.) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Jacobson, S. (May 2019) Managing the School Organization. Presented at Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania;
  • Jacobson, S. (May, 2019) Principals and School Effectiveness. Presented at Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania;
Conferences:
  • Jacobson, S. (May 2019) American Educational System in a Global Context. Presented at Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania;
  • Jacobson, S. (May 2019) Educational Planning. Presented at Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania;
  • Jacobson, S. (May 2019) Pre-school Education in America. Presented at Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania;
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • LPS Journal editor
    08/28/2017-05/11/2018
  • Book series lead editor
    08/28/2017-05/11/2018
  • Journal Editor - Leadership and Policy in Schools
    07/01/2016-05/18/2017
Professional Service:
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Associate Director for International Initiatives, 2013-present
    07/01/2017-06/29/2018
  • External tenure and promotion cases both national and international
    07/01/2017-05/11/2018
Recent Editorships:
Editorship:
  • Editorial review board; Journal of Special Education Leadership
    01/01/2015-05/11/2020
  • Editorial review board; Educational Administration Theory
    01/01/2014-05/11/2020
  • Book series editor; Research in Education: Implications for Policy and Practice (Springer)
    01/01/2012-05/11/2020
  • Book Series Editorial Advisory Board; Studies in Educational Leadership (Springer)
    01/01/2002-05/11/2020
  • Lead Editor; Leadership and Policy in Schools
    01/01/2000-05/11/2020

Contact Information

486 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1101
eoakiml@buffalo.edu

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