Ph.D., Temple University
M.S., Villanova University
B.A., Temple University
Janice Jacobs, Ph.D., tenured professor in Organization Leadership, has chaired the Graduate Department of Leadership Studies since 1998. She oversees the doctoral program in Higher Education and the master’s program in Organization Leadership where she manages 14 faculty.
Jacobs focuses her teaching on the following areas and has developed curricula in:
- Introductory Leadership Development
- Advanced Leadership Development
- Interpersonal and Group Relations
- Organizational Behavior
- Manager as Coach
Jacobs developed the curricula in 1998 for the M.A. in Organization Leadership and has an outstanding record of success based on alumni feedback. Jacobs has a passion for seeing her students and clients create a vision for themselves, and she grounds her work in the theory, frameworks and models of positive psychology. Her primary strength is working with people who are creating a vision. She coaches them to do the hard work and come up with the courage to reach for that vision.
Jacobs has developed guides including Leadership, Motivation & the Performance Process (1997 & 2006) and Communication & Conflict (2002). Over the past 15 years, in addition to teaching, she has consulted with various organizations in strategic visioning and teambuilding. She has worked as director of organizational development and training at a major health care network in Philadelphia and, prior to that, served in behavioral health including venues such as the Horsham Clinic and the Belmont Institute.
With a Ph.D. from Temple University in the area of psychological studies in education, Jacobs has an M.S. in Counseling from Villanova and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Temple. She attended a post-graduate program receiving a certificate in Family Therapy from The Family Institute of Philadelphia. Jacobs received her certificate in coaching from Success Unlimited Network, and she is president of Compass Rose Coaching & Consulting, Inc. where she focuses her work on leadership and life coaching.