Jacobs, Joy, M.A.
SpecialistRoom 14C Human Ecology Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48823
Joy Jacobs, Academic Specialist, has been an undergraduate advisor in the HDFS Department since 1991 and has also advised ZA Endorsement teacher/students since early 2006. She has been an instructor in the department since 1998, teaching between 300 and 400 students per semester in one of the department's introductory courses, "The Individual, Marriage, and the Family." She also teaches a freshman seminar during Fall semesters, and is involved in a research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education assisting Michigan Migrant Head Start teachers who are working on college degrees, and has been associated with the department's Study Away Program in Hawaii.
Ms. Jacobs is currently the faculty advisor for MSU's chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu national honor society in the human sciences, and she serves on the national KON nominating committee and on the KON centennial planning committee. She is President for the third time of the Michigan Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and is secretary of the Affiliate Presidents Unit of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and serves on the Program Board of that group. She is past president of the Lansing Area Home Economists in Action and of the MSU Extension Women's Club. She also served on the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Ms. Jacobs earned her B.S. in Home Economics from illinois State University and her M.A. in Home Economics Education from Michigan State University. She is Certified in Family Consumer Science/Human Development & Family Science by AAFCS.
She and her husband, professor emeritus in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, have four grown daughters: a marriage & family therapist, a chemical engineer, a medical social worker, and a packaging engineer. Three of their daughters are married, and they have three grandchildren. Hobbies include travel, reading, and home improvement projects.
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