W. James Jacob

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W. James Jacob

W. James Jacob

University of Pittsburgh
5714 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7216
Email: wjacob@pitt.edu

Faculty

Dr. James Jacob is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include higher education management; HIV/AIDS multisectoral prevention, capacity building, and principles of good governance; indigenous education issues of culture, language, and identity as they relate to post-secondary education; quality assurance; organizational development; higher education strategic planning; and organizational effectiveness. He has devoted the past 15 years of his academic and professional life to helping to promote issues related to comparative, international, and development education (CIDE) initiatives. He is the co-editor of two book series related to the development of CIDE scholarship: International and Development Education (Palgrave Macmillan) and Pittsburgh Studies in Comparative and International Education (Sense Publishers). His most recent books include Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity (with Sheng Yao Cheng, and Maureen Porter, Springer, forthcoming in 2013); Policy Debates in Comparative, International, and Development Education (with John Hawkins, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and Its Application to Practice (with John Weidman, Sense Publishers, 2011); and Inequality in Education: Comparative and International Perspectives (with Donald B. Holsinger, Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong and Springer, 2008). Since 2007, he has served as the Director of the Institute for International Studies in Education, which facilitates the international activities of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education.

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Recent Publications

  • Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice

    Oct 31, 2014
    Jacob, W. James; Sutin, Stewart E.; Weidman, John C.; & Yeager, John L. (Eds.) (2014 - Forthcoming.) Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice. Boston, Taipei, London, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity

    Sep 1, 2014
    Jacob, W. James; Cheng, Sheng Yao; & Porter, Maureen K. (Eds.) (2014 - Forthcoming.) Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Economics and Finance of Higher Education

    Jul 31, 2014
    Weidman, John C.; Jacob, W. James; Cohen, Laurie J.; DeAngelo, Linda; Gunzenhauser, Michael G.; McClure, Maureen; & Sutin, Stewart E. (Eds.) (2014 - Forthcoming.) Economics and Finance of Higher Education: ASHE Reader. 3rd ed. Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Study of Higher Education.
  • An Organisational Analysis of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

    May 31, 2014
    Jacob, W. James; Lee, Che-Wei; Wehrheim, Nancy; Gökbel, Veysel; Dumba, Joel Dumba Chrispo; Lu, Xiaolin; & Yin, Shengjun. (2014 - Forthcoming). An Organisational Analysis of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. WINHEC Journal.
  • Establishing a Standard for Academic Excellence: Professional Development Programs at Four World-Class Universities

    Apr 30, 2014
    Jacob, W. James; Xiong, Weiyan; & Ye, Huiyuan. 2014. Establishing a Standard for Academic Excellence: Professional Development Programs at Four World-Class Universities. Peking University Education Review, 12(2): 27-46.
  • Integration of HIV and AIDS into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training Programs in Zambia

    Mar 31, 2014
    Jacob, W. James; Mbewe, Simeon; Daka, Harrison; Rhodwell, Chitanda; & Mbambu, Lord. 2014. Integration of HIV and AIDS into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training Programs in Zambia. Initial Report. Pittsburgh, PA and Lusaka, Zambia: University of Pittsburgh IISE and Read to Succeed - Zambia.
  • Reflections from the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Its Influence on Education Research Taiwan

    Jan 1, 2014
    Cheng, Sheng Yao; Jacob, W. James; & Yang, Shen-Keng. 2013. Reflections from the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Its Influence on Education Research Taiwan, in Chuing Prudence Chou (Ed.) SSCI Syndrome: A Global Phenomenon. Boston, Rotterdam, Taipei: Sense Publishers.
  • Conceptual and Theoretical Developments in Comparative, International, and Development Education

    2014
    Weidman, John C., & Jacob, W. James. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Conceptual and Theoretical Developments in Comparative, International, and Development Education, in Alexander W. Wiseman (Ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Global Review of Indigenous Education: Issues of Identity, Culture, and Language

    2014
    Jacob, W. James; Cheng, Sheng Yao; & Porter, Maureen K. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Global Review of Indigenous Education: Issues of Identity, Culture, and Language, in W. James Jacob, Sheng Yao Cheng, & Maureen K. Porter (Eds.) Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • International Finance

    2014
    Jacob, W. James; & Weidman, John C. (2014 - Forthcoming.) International Finance, in John C. Weidman, et al. (Eds.) Economics and Finance of Higher Education: ASHE Reader. 3rd ed. Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Study of Higher Education.
  • Linguistic Genocide: Education as a Weapon toward Indigenous Language Annihilation

    2014
    Jacob, W. James. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Linguistic Genocide: Education as a Weapon toward Indigenous Language Annihilation, in W. James Jacob, Sheng Yao Cheng, & Maureen K. Porter (Eds.) Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Policy Debates and Indigenous Education: The Trialectic of Language, Culture, and Identity

    2014
    Jacob, W. James; Liu, Jing; & Lee, Che-Wei. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Policy Debates and Indigenous Education: The Trialectic of Language, Culture, and Identity, in W. James Jacob, Sheng Yao Cheng, & Maureen K. Porter (Eds.) Indigenous Education: Language, Culture, and Identity. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Professional Development Program Trends in World Class Universities

    2014
    Jacob, W. James; Xiong, Weiyan; & Ye, Huiyuan. (2014 - Forthcoming). Professional Development Program Trends in World Class Universities. Palgrave Communications.
  • Strategic Planning and Resources

    2014
    Sutin, Stewart E.; & Jacob, W. James. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Strategic Planning and Resources, in John C. Weidman, et al. (Eds.) Economics and Finance of Higher Education: ASHE Reader. 3rd ed. Las Vegas, NV: Association for the Study of Higher Education.
  • Understanding Organizational Fitness: The Case of China

    2014
    Jacob, W. James; & Ye, Huiyuan. (2014 - Forthcoming.) Understanding Organizational Fitness: The Case of China, by Kaijun Guo, Maurice Yolles, & Paul Iles. Teachers College Record.
  • Mapping Indigenous Paradigms, Research, and Practice in the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jacob, W. James; Lee, Che-Wei; Wehrheim, Nancy; Gökbel, Veysel; Dumba, Joel Dumba Chrispo; Lu, Xiaolin; & Yin, Shengjun. 2013. Mapping Indigenous Paradigms, Research, and Practice in the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. Taiwan Journal of Indigenous Studies, 6(1): 1-64.
  • Trends in Chinese Higher Education

    Jun 2013
    Jacob, W. James; & Ma, Wanhua. 2013. Trends in Chinese Higher Education. Frontiers of Education in China, 8(2): 196-172
  • Proposed Development of a National Education Research Agenda and Research Coordination Committee of the Republic of Zambia's Ministry of Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education

    Apr 24, 2013
    Co-Author/Primary Editor. 2013. Proposed Development of a National Education Research Agenda and Research Coordination Committee of the Republic of Zambia's Ministry of Science, Vocational Training, and Early Education (MESVTEE). Concept Paper for Stakeholders, Donors, and Development Partners. Lusaka, Zambia: USAID and MESVTEE.
  • Cultivating the Horizon of Comparative Education:

    2013
    Weidman, John C., & Jacob, W. James. 2013. Comparative, International and Development Education: A North American Perspective as Reflected in the Work of Rolland G. Paulston, in Shoko Yamada and Minoru Morishita (Eds.) Cultivating the Horizon of Comparative Education: Diverse Scholarship and Knowledge Collaboration [HIKAKU KYOUIKU-GAKU NO CHIHEI WO HIRAKU: TAYOUNA GAKUMON-KAN TO CHI NO KYOUDOU] (pp. 126-144). Tokyo: Toshindo Publishing Co. (Japanese-language publication).
  • Higher Education

    2013
    Jacob, W. James; & Mugimu, Christopher B. 2013. Higher Education, in James Ainsworth & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.) Sociology of Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Vietnam

    2013
    Jacob, W. James; & Liu, Jing. 2013. Vietnam, in James Ainsworth & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.) Sociology of Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Expansion and Stratification of Higher Education Opportunity in Taiwan

    Nov 1, 2012
    Cheng, Sheng Yao; & Jacob, W. James. 2012. Expansion and Stratification of Higher Education Opportunity in Taiwan. Chinese Education and Society, 45(5-6): 112-133. DOI: 10.2753/CED1061-1932450509.
  • Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program Review. Part of the Ten-Year Self-Study Report of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies

    Oct 24, 2012
    Co-Author/Co-Editor. 2012. Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program Review. Part of the Ten-Year Self-Study Report of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. Pittsburgh: Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Comparative Report of Higher Education Management Programs in the United States and Canada

    May 1, 2012
    Yeager, John L.; Jacob, W. James; & Gaulee, Uttam. 2012. Comparative Report of Higher Education Management Programs in the United States and Canada. Pittsburgh: Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Higher Education Management Program Review

    May 1, 2012
    Co-Author/Editor. 2012. Higher Education Management Program Review. Part of the Ten-Year Self-Study Report of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh.
  • Marketing Plan for the University of Pittsburgh Higher Education Management Program

    May 1, 2012
    Jacob, W. James. 2012. Marketing Plan for the University of Pittsburgh Higher Education Management Program. Pittsburgh: Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
  • From Access to Quality: Migrant Children's Education in Urban China

    2012
    Liu, Jing; & Jacob, W. James. 2012. From Access to Quality: Migrant Children's Education in Urban China. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 11(3). DOI: 10.1007/s10671-012-9136-y.
  • Globalisation and Higher Education Policy Reform

    2012
    Jacob, W. James. (2012 - Forthcoming.) Globalisation and Higher Education Policy Reform, in Joseph Zajda (Ed.) International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research: Global Pedagogies and Policies (2nd ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  • Higher Education in Indonesia: A Trends Analysis of Current Challenges and Opportunities

    2012
    Jacob, W. James; Wang, Yuanyuan; Pelkowski, Tracy Lynn; Karsidi, Ravik; & Priyanto, Agus D. 2012. Higher Education in Indonesia: A Trends Analysis of Current Challenges and Opportunities, in William Bruneau & Hans G. Schuetze (Eds.) Reform of University Governance: Policy, Fads, and Experience in International Perspective (pp. 225-240). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • HIV Education in Ugandan Secondary Schools: Attitudes of Students, Teachers, and Administrators

    2012
    Jacob, W. James; Morisky, Donald E.; & Nsubuga, Yusuf K. 2012. HIV Education in Ugandan Secondary Schools: Attitudes of Students, Teachers, and Administrators, in Alexander W. Wiseman & Ryan N. Glover (Eds.) The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Worldwide (pp. 57-77). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Perceptions of the Role and Effectiveness of Special Interest Groups within a Professional Organization

    2012
    Jacob, W. James; Shiflett, K. Holly; Gaulee, Uttam; de Klaver, Lila; Lee, Che-Wei; Kamolpun, Somkiat; Okhidoi, Otgonjargal; & Rattananuntapat, Malinee. 2012. Perceptions of the Role and Effectiveness of Special Interest Groups within a Professional Organization. Professional Development in Education, 39(1); 141-155. DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2012.722560.

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