About

Barbara Jacoby is Faculty Associate for Leadership and Community Service-Learning at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park. In this role, she facilitates initiatives involving academic partnerships, service-learning, and civic engagement. Dr. Jacoby launched community service-learning at the University of Maryland in 1992. She served as Senior Scholar for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union from 2005-2011, Director of the Office of Community Service-Learning from 2003 to 2005, Director of Commuter Affairs and Community Service from 1992 to 2003, and Director of the Office of Commuter Affairs from 1983 to 1992, all at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Jacoby’s publications include seven books: Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned (Jossey-Bass, 2015), Looking In, Reaching Out: A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals (with Pamela Mutascio, Campus Compact, 2010), Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Building Partnerships for Service-Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Involving Commuter Students in Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2000), Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 1996), and The Student as Commuter: Developing a Comprehensive Institutional Response (ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, 1989).

Dr. Jacoby has served as Campus Compact’s Engaged Scholar for Professional Development. She was a member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education from 1980 to 2011.  She has held many leadership positions in NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA – College Student Educators International. She received the 2016 Recognition of Exemplary Contribution through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Distinguished Career from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. She also received the 2010 Maryland Campus Compact Scholarship Award and served as an ACPA Senior Scholar from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Jacoby writes and consults extensively and makes numerous speeches and presentations across the U.S. and around the world.

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