Jennifer Wallace Jacoby

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education; Director of First-Year Seminars; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative
K-12 education

Recent Publications

Jacoby, J.W. (2021). Assistant teachers in Head Start: Important drivers of a diverse and competent workforce. Urban Institute.

Jacoby, J.W., & *Corwin-Renner, A. (2021). Assistant teachers, workplace satisfaction, and the creation of a culturally-competent workforce pipeline in Head StartJournal of Career Development. 

Jacoby, J.W. (2019). When, where, and how do Head Start teachers use Spanish in the context of English curriculum?: Increasing native language support in preschools. Perspectives: A Publication of the National Association for Bilingual Education, 43(2), 6-9.

Mancilla-Martinez, J. and Jacoby, J.W. (2018). The influence of risk factors on preschoolers' Spanish vocabulary development in the context of Spanish instruction. Early Education and Development. DOI:10.1080/10409289.2018.1442098

Recent Awards

Jennifer Wallace Jacoby received the Taylor & Francis/National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Foundation’s Outstanding Journal Article Award for 2019 for her article, Supporting Dual Language Learners in Head Start: Teacher Beliefs about Teaching Priorities and Strategies to Facilitate English Language Acquisition from the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She was recently honored with the award at the NAECTE Annual Conference, which was held virtually on November 4, 2020.