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Dr. Gary Jacobs

Gary Jacobs

Vice Chair of Education; Professor, Intervention Specialist Education; LEAD Advisor

B.S.E., Kent State University; M.A., Antioch University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Teaching

Dr. Jacobs teaches ISE 342 (Assessment in Intervention Planning), ISE243 (Positive Learning Environments), and ECE410/ISE441 (Pre-Clinical Practice). He has previously taught courses including but not limited to: ISE 343 (Curriculum and Adaptive Strategies), ISE245 (Family, Schools, and Community), EDUC206 (Individuals with Exceptionalities), ISE348 (Language Arts and Social Studies Methods for Students with Special Needs), ISE349 (Math and Science Methods for Students with Special Needs), ISE245 (Transition), EDF606 (Accommodating Learners with Special Needs), and EDT 670 (Positive Strategies in Discipline). He advises students in the Graduate program as well as undergraduates in Early Childhood Education, Intervention Specialise Education, and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education.

Scholarship

Dr. Jacobs attended the NCATE Institutional Orientation in September of 2005. His research interests include intervention strategies for children with learning disabilities and behavior disorders, as well as classroom management strategies. He has presented/published at various regional, state, and international conferences. he most recently presented with Janet Devine at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders in Dallas, TX and at OCTEO in April 2007.

Service

Dr. Jacobs is an active member of campus committees including: the Graduate Council (Chair); Instruction and Academic Policy; Retention, Tenure and Promotion; Faculty Forum, Freshman Orientation, and Graduate Culture. Within the Division of Education, Dr. Jacobs serves as Director of Graduate Studies. He also serves the Division as a member of the ACE Committee, Budget Committee, and various searches. Dr. Jacobs established and serves as Co-Advisor for the Walsh University Council for Exceptional Children. He volunteers by providing team-building training at local elementary schools, as well as work in local churches.

Publications

Jacobs, G. D. (2011). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for Teaching students who are exceptional, diverse, and at risk in the general education classroom by Sharon Vaughn, Candace S. Bos, and Jeanne Shay Schumm. Pearson: Upper Saddle, NJ.

Jacobs, G. D. (2011). Power Point Slides for Teaching students who are exceptional, diverse, and at risk in the general education classroom by Sharon Vaughn, Candace S. Bos, and Jeanne Shay Schumm. Pearson: Upper Saddle, NJ

Jacobs, G. D. (2010). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for The inclusive classroom: Strategies for effective instruction (4thed.) by Margo A. Mastropieri and Thomas E. Scruggs. Pearson: Upper Saddle, NJ

Jacobs, G. D. (2005). Now Bethany can read: A poetic thought about emergent literacy. Ohio Reading Teacher, 37(1), 69.

Book Reviews

Managing Classroom Behavior: A Reflective Case-Based Approach by Kauffman/Mostert/Trent/Pullen.- Pearson Publications – Reviewer – April 2008

Sage Publications – Book Reviewer – Fall, 2007

Pearson Publications – Book Reviewer – Spring 2007

Review of: Wheeler, J. J. & Richey, D. D. (2005) Behavior Management: Principles and Practices of Positive Behavior Supports for Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall – April 2007

Presentations

Jacobs, G. D. (2009). Tried and True Instructional Strategies that Keep Students Engaged. International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. September 2009 Conference. (Presenter)

Jacobs, G., Devine, J. & Defazio, J. (2007) Our Road to National Recognition from NCATE of Our Intervention Specialist and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education Licensure Programs at Walsh University International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. October 2007 Conference. (Presenter)

Swisshelm, M., & Jacobs, G. (2007). International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. October 2007 Conference.

Jacobs, G., Devine, J. & Defazio, J. (2007) OCTEO Conference, Columbus, Ohio. April 3-5, 2007. (Presenter)

Archual, J. & Jacobs, G. (2003). The use of positive reinforcement to strengthen exercising and reduce inappropriate snacking. International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. St. Louis, Missouri, October, 2003.

Barnhart, A. & Jacobs, G. (2003). The use of an extinction procedure to reduce the talk outs in class of a 21 year old college junior. International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. St. Louis, Missouri, October, 2003.

Jansen, D. & Jacobs, G. (2003). The use of negative reinforcement and a prompting procedure to improve the getting out of bed behavior of a 15 year old high school sophomore. International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders. St. Louis, Missouri, October, 2003.

Tam, K., Gardner, R., III, Jacobs, G. & Frazier-Troutman, S. (2000). Alternativeprograms for children at risk. 2000 Symposium on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners. Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 2000.

Gardner, R., Woolsy, L., Tam, K., & Jacobs, G. (1999). Establishing partnerships to benefit students. Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Third International Conference on Children and Youth with Behavioral Disorders.Dallas, Texas, September, 1999.

Jacobs, G. D. (1999). The effects of teacher corrective feedback and self-correction of the written compositions of elementary students with learning disabilities.Association of Behavior Analysis 25th Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1999.

Scharet, E. & Jacobs, G. D. (1999). The effects of token reinforcement on the growling behavior of a school-ages child. Association of Behavior Analysis 25th Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1999.

Wranesh, S. & Jacobs, G. D. (1999). The effects of prompts and no prompts on personal water consumption. Association of Behavior Analysis 25th Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1999.

Jacobs, G. D., & Hall, E. W. (1998). Experiences of a first year assistant professor.Teacher Education Division Annual Conference. Dallas, Texas, November,1998.

Hall, E. W., & Jacobs, G. D. (1998). How to land a job in higher education. Teacher Education Division Annual Conference. Dallas, Texas, November, 1998.

Kito, K., Gardner, R., III, & Jacobs, G. D. (1998). Decreasing the transition time ofpreschool children with developmental disabilities. Association for Behavior Analysis 24th Annual Convention. Orlando, Florida, May, 1998.

Howell, R. & Jacobs, G. (1997). The effects of two modes of self-instruction on the on-task/off-task behavior of inclusive teams of students with and without disabilities.Association for Behavior Analysis 23rd Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1997.

Jacobs, G. D. & Gardner, R., III. (1997). A comparison of teacher instruction plus story starters to teacher instruction plus story starter and self-correction on the written compositions of students with learning disabilities. Association for Behavior Analysis 23rd Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1997.

Clowers, R., Gardner, R., III, & Jacobs, G. D. (1997). Increasing oral fluency through the use of repeated readings of elementary students with learning disabilities anddevelopmental handicaps. Association for Behavior Analysis 23rd Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois, May, 1997.

Jacobs, G. D., Gardner, R., III, Spratt, R., & Heimlich, S. (1996). Using self-correction to improve the written compositions of learning disabled children with writing problems. The Ohio Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children, Cincinnati, Ohio, November, 1996.

Jacobs, G. D., Gardner, R., III, & Jacobs, C. W. (1996). Using self-correction inmathematics to improve skills in adolescent children with behavioral andlearning problems. Association for Behavior Analysis 22nd Annual Convention. San Francisco, California, May, 1996.

Weber, K. P., Gardner, R., III, & Jacobs, G. D. (1996). A comparison of vocal training alone and vocal plus sign language training on the acquisition of tacts and mands made by preschool aged children with developmental disabilities. Association for Behavior Analysis 22nd Annual Convention. San Francisco, California, May, 1996.

Gardner, R., III, & Jacobs, G. D. (1996). Students with serious emotional disturbances. Ohio Council of Children with Behavior Disorders Conference. Columbus, Ohio, April, 1996.

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