Laura Jacobi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / University MavPASS Faculty Liaison
- Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota
- M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas
- B.A. in English & Secondary Education Certification from the University of St. Thomas
A Minnesota native, Jacobi earned a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education certification from the University of St. Thomas, a master’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, and a doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. Following her 6 year career as a high school English teacher, Jacobi taught at college level for the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Teaching is her greatest passion, so she has also enjoyed roles as a Basic Course Director and University MavPASS Faculty Liaison—roles in which she has the opportunity to train and supervise students in teaching roles. An instructional communication and interpersonal communication scholar, Jacobi has produced many scholarly articles and presentations, including the ones listed below.
Harter, A., & Jacobi, L. (2021). Attitudes towards co-teaching in higher education: An exploration of the Circular Model of Collegiate Co-teaching. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 32(1), 167-186.
Jacobi, L. (2018). Ethnocentric attitudes of American and international students: Assessing the impact of collaboration. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47(6). doi:10.1080/17475759.2018.1506352
Jacobi, L. (2018). Passing the torch: Coaching future coaches in the contemporary world of forensics. In K. Copeland and G. Castleberry (Eds.) Competition, Community, and Educational Growth: Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 85-93.
Jacobi, L. (2017). A preliminary investigation of empirically based and spiritually based marital enrichment programs. The Qualitative Report, 22(5).