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Dr. Gary Jacobs

Gary Jacobs

Professor, Intervention Specialist Education, CAEP Coordinator, LEAD Program Advisor, ECE, ECIS, & ISE

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 undergraduate courses in Intervention Specialist Education, Early Childhood and Early Childhood Intervention Specialists as well courses for the On-line Master of Arts in Education Program.  He has taught or is currently teaching ISE 342 (Assessment in Intervention Planning), ISE243 (Positive Learning Environments), and ECE410/ISE441 (Pre-Clinical Practice), 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), ISE 345 (Transition), EDF606 (Accommodating Learners with Special Needs), and EDT 670 (Positive Strategies in Discipline), EDF 601 (Educational Psychology), and EDF 705 (Pupil Services). He advises students in the Graduate program as well as undergraduates in Early Childhood Education, Intervention Specialist Education, and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education and Serves as the LEAD (Licensure in Education for Adults with Degrees) Advisor for ECE, ECIS, and ISE Programs.

Scholarship

Dr. Jacobs’s 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. Dr. Jacobs most recently presented with Drs. Johnson-Whitt and Green in Toronto, Canada.

Johnson-Whitt, E., Green, J., Jacobs, G. (2019, April) Peer-to-Peer Learning in Pre-

Service Teacher (PSTs) Training of Implementing Differentiation in Lesson Plan Development symposium presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Toronto, Canada.

Service

Dr. Jacobs is an active member of campus committees including: the Graduate Council (Past 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 CAEP Coordinator for Accreditation. He has also served or serves the Division as the Vice-Chair and Graduate Director and was a member of the ACE Committee, Budget Committee, and various searches. Dr. Jacobs established and serves as Advisor for the Walsh University Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Jacobs also served as the evaluator for Canton City School 21st Century Brighter Tomorrows After School Program grants.  He has also provided professional development trainings for area schools. His volunteering has included team-building training at local elementary schools, as well as work in local churches. Dr. Jacobs also serves at the state level as Secretary of the Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education (OAPCTE) and is also on the OCTEO planning committee.

Publications

Jacobs, G. D. & Sandbrink, C. F. (in Progress). Creating theme-based after
school enrichment programs using pre-service teachers: A service to the university and the community.

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 (4th ed.) 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.

Presentations

Johnson-Whitt, E., Green, J., Jacobs, G. (2019, April) Peer-to-Peer Learning in Pre-
Service Teacher (PSTs) Training of Implementing Differentiation in Lesson Plan Development symposium presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Toronto, Canada.

D. Brobeck, G. Jacobs, & L. Roush (2018). A Triangulation Perspective to Support a
Holistic School Climate. OCTEO Conference, October 31 – November 2, 2018, Columbus, Ohio.

Smith, S., & Jacobs, G. (2017). Strengthening Relationships to Improve Outcomes.
Statewide Summit for Enrichment & Education Conference. Columbus, Ohio. September 18-20, 2017 (Presenter).

Webb, J., & Jacobs G, (2016). Voices from the Field. CEC-TED Conference, Lexington,
Kentucky. November 9-12, 2016 (Presenter).

Baylor, L., Harold, C. & Jacobs, G. (2016). Performance Assessment
Designed to Incorporate UDL to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners, OCTEO Conference, Columbus, Ohio. March 30 – April 1, 2016 (Presenter).

Jacobs, G., Paz, J., & Linc, L. (2013) Developing a 21st Century Learning Space. May Days Presentation, Walsh University, May 9, 2013.

Brobeck, D., Digianantonio, A., Jacobs, G., and Scott, R. (2012). Whole Brain
Teaching: The Lightning Strikes!Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Friday, November 16, 2012

Schaner, R., Defazio, J., Jacobs, G., and Smith, C. (2012) AECT: Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Louisville, Kentucky; November 2, 2012 via teleconferencing from Walsh University

Shner, M., Schaner, R., Jacobs, G., Defazio, J., & Argento-Smith, C. (2012). Global
Learning Project: International panel via Skype described their experiences in developing a collaborative, global project delivering academic expertise and content in a robust, technically-mediated environment. Paper presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, Louisville, KY.

Harris, K. and Jacobs, G. (2011) The Effects of a Hand Washing Video on the Hand
Washing Behavior of an Adult Male without Disabilities
International Association for Behavioral Analysis. May 2011 Conference. (Presenter).

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). 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. (Poster Session).

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). Alternative
programs 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 of
preschool 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 and
developmental 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 in
mathematics to improve skills in adolescent children with behavioral and
learning 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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