Dr. Kathleen Jacobs
Professor of Business Management
“I teach in higher education, and more specifically at Wesley College, because I like sharing my international and business experiences with students because their careers will depend upon making wise decisions in these areas.”
Why I Teach:
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Ed.D., Temple University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Central Michigan University
B.A., Wright State University
A.A., Riverside City College
Prior to arriving at Wesley College, I taught at several academic institutions. My teaching career began 1970 in Germany where I taught for four years. I also lived in Japan for three years and am affiliated with the Societe Internationale pour L’Enseignement Commercial/International Society for Business Education (SIEC-ISBE). Other professional affiliations consist of membership in the National Business Education Association, Academy of Business Education, and the American Association of University Women.
I am a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society and other honor societies. I am a past recipient of the Wesley College Exemplary Teaching Award from the General Board of Higher Education and the United Methodist Church. I am also included in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” as a multiple-year nominee, served as a civilian Honorary Commander at DAFB, and served as a team evaluator on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
I have engaged in extensive research, published numerous publications, and presented at professional conferences over my academic career in international business, strategic management, gender equity, and financial literacy. I conducted research from June-December 1996 under the advisement of Harvard Professor Dean Whitla (FAS) after attending the Summer Institute on College Admissions (SICA) at Harvard. My completed research project “Innovative Strategic Management-SICA” was accepted in December of that year for academic credit at the institution. I am currently engaging in research on statistical data of women in the workplace and the impact on the economy in the United States and globally.
I had an article published in the News Journal’s Delaware Voice section on October 26, 2012 as a result of one of my research projects focusing on trends in career fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The title of the article was “Nontraditional female career paths an American reality.” The article focused on data results which revealed that not many females are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses in academia. I pointed out that there are very few female CEO’s of technology companies and used Ellen J. Kullman who is the current chairperson of the Board and CEO of the DuPont Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware as an example.
The article also appeared on Change the Equation (CTEq) website on October 29, 2012. Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States. CTEq’s coalition of 100 CEO members strives to sustain a national movement to improve PreK-12 STEM learning by leveraging and expanding its work focusing on three goals: Increase the impact of corporate philanthropy; giving young people a foundation in STEM and insight into unlimited postsecondary career options; and promote research-based practices that enhance student mastery of and interest in STEM disciplines.
I was also appointed to serve on the State Board of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Delaware through June 2014 and continue my work as a gubernatorial appointee on the Delaware Commission for Women within the Delaware State Department.
BA430 Business Policy and Strategy
MG400 Organizational Behavior
MK412 International Marketing
BA212 International Business
MK306 Consumer Behavior