Kinesiology Faculty - Dr. Wayne Jacobs

Title: Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Kinesiology

Email: waynejacobs@letu.edu

Background

Dr. Jacobs brings knowledge of health and physical education from industry and education. He has been working in this field for more than 25 years.

Prior to being called to LeTourneau University, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant professor of health and physical education and the intramural director at Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Dr. Jacobs also taught at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, in both the health science and activity programs.

Before teaching at the college level, Dr. Jacobs was a fitness director and manager of the Court Club in Nacogdoches and taught high school. Dr. Jacobs has been a minister of education and recreation and taught adult Sunday school for more than 15 years. He is the evaluator for an abstinence-based initiative in Longview and is an active CPR instructor. Dr. Jacobs has served on the boards of the American Heart Association, One Way Ministry, and Mission Assist Team.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • Master of Education, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1985

Research Interests

  • Brain research, activity integration in the curriculum, childhood obesity

Publications

  • Jacobs, W. J. (2009). Faith integration in Wellness Courses. Presentation given to the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, International Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Jacobs, K. L. (2009). Incorporating Active Learning in both Face-to-Face and Online Environments. Critical Issues in Teacher Education. Illinois Association of Teacher Educators, XVI, pp. 32-39.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Moers, B. K. (2009). Improvement of Reading through Brain-Based Learning Instruction. Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Winter Reading Conference, LeTourneau University – Friday, January 30, 2009.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2009). Learning for adults. Presentation given to the Leadership Longview Class, University of Tyler, Longview Campus, January 10, 2009.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Castillo, S. E. (2008). Technology Tips for Teachers. Workshop presented to 85th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Corpus Christi, TX, , December 2, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2008). Active Learning Using Technology. LeTourneau University Fall Faculty Development, Longview Center, Oct 24, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2008). Active Learning Using Technology (three presentations), LeTourneau University Fall Faculty Workshop, Houston, TX, October 17, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W.J. (2008). Active Learning Using Power Point, LetNet Lunch ‘n Learn, September 23, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W.J. and Jacobs, K.C. (2008). Active Learning in an Online Environment, Blackboard World Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. July 15, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W.J., Pautsch, A. and Evans, C. (2008). Rambunctious Reading Revitalized. Presentation for the Texas Association for the Advancement of Reading Conference, LeTourneau University, February 1, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2008). Healthy for Life for students! Presentation given to the LeTourneau University Student Resource Center, January 29, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2008). Healthy for Life! Presentation given to the Longview Independent School District Support Staff monthly meeting, January 24, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2008). Learning for adults. Presentation given to the Longview Partnership, LeTourneau University, January 10, 2008.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Jacobs, K. L. (2007). Personality differences and their relevance to married couples. Presentation given to LeTourneau University married students, October 25, 2007.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2007). Integrating your faith in the classroom. Presentation given to new faculty members during faculty orientation, August 17, 2007.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Castillo, S. E. (2007). Technology Tips for Teachers. Workshop presented to Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Summer Conference, Austin, TX, July 27, 2007.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2007). Active Learning Using Power Point. Presentation for the East Texas Back to School Conference. LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, August 14, 2007.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2007). Building Better Brains. Presentation for LeTourneau University Student Services Spring Lecture Series, March 29, 2007
  • Jacobs, W. J., Vickery, L., and Stowers, B. (2007). Rambunctious Reading: Active Learning for Reading. Presentation given for the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading. February 2, 2007.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Vickery, L (2007). Brains in Motion In-service provided for the Longview Independent School District Elementary Physical Education Teachers. January 4, 2007.Jacobs, W. J. (2006). Active Learning: Creating an Environment Where Students Thrive, Presentation at the Graduate and Professional Studies Spring Workshop LeTourneau University, April 1, 2006.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2006). Nutrition. Online course manual for KINE 2913.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2006). Building Better Brains. Workshop presented for LeTourneau University Study Skills Seminar, February 2, 2006.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2006). Brains in Motion. Math Integration Workshop presented to pre-service teachers at LeTourneau University, January 19, 2006.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2006). Rambunctious Reading. Reading Integration Workshop presented to the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, January 20, 2006.
  • Jacobs, W. J (2005). Building Better Brains. Workshop presented for the Jacksonville Christian Academy, Middle School Study Skills Seminar, 10/27/2005.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2005). The Child Obesity Epidemic: What We Can Do. Texas Association HPERD Journal, 74:1, pp. 8-12
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Reynolds, G.A (2005). Problem-Based Learning. Workshop presented during Fall Faculty Workshop, LeTourneau University, 8/23/05.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2005) The Child Obesity Epidemic – What We Can Do, Workshop presented on February 12 for LeTourneau University parents during Heritage Scholarship weekend.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2005) Rambunctious Reading II, Presentation given to the TAIR Conference LeTourneau University, January 28.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2005) The Child Obesity Epidemic – What We Can Do, Workshop presented on January 21 for LeTourneau University campus and community.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2004) Rambunctious Reading, Presentation given to the TAIR Conference, LeTourneau University, February 2.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Jacobs, K. L. (2003) Power Point for Not-so-dummies, Two workshops presented at the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Galveston, TX.
  • Emberton, S. and Jacobs, W. J. (2003) Seven Highly Successful Habits for Teachers, Presented to the faculty of LeTourneau University during Faculty Workshop, Longview, TX.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2003) Improving Your Health series, Presentation to the Longview Police Department, March – June, 2003 (11 presentations)
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2000) Power Point Primer, Presentation given as part of Faculty Development Seminar Series, Louisiana College.

Awards and Grants

  • Robert H. Selby Teaching Scholar Award, 2005-2006
  • Shining Star Award, 2003

Professional Activities

  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Texas All-Well Health Promotion Conference

Service

  • Sunday school teacher and administrator (2002-present)
  • Discipleship leader and coordinator (2005-present)
  • Church deacon (2002-present)
  • Church chair (2005-2006)
  • Pastor’s leadership team (2003-present)
  • Worship team chair and planning member (2004-present)
  • Board member and consultant for Mission Assist Team, Nacogdoches, TX (1995-present)

Community Involvement

  • LeTourneau University Speakers Bureau
  • Profnet contributor
  • Regular blood donor for Stewart Regional Blood Center and American Red Cross
  • Keynote Speaker for the Kilgore Independent School District’s 2003 Job Shadowing Day Luncheon

Personal Statement

"It is my desire to create an environment in which students can make decisions to improve their life and the lives they will touch. It is my passion to teach students and see them succeed in their relationships with God and others."

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