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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

Profile Photo: Karen Jacobs, Ph.D.

Jacobs, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3638

  • Professor of Management

Karen Jacobs is currently serving as a Professor of Management in the School of Business at LeTourneau University. Her dissertation studied the relationship between effective teaching and servant leadership. She has been teaching for 30 years. LeTourneau holds a special place in her heart because of the students. In addition to preparing students academically, she sees teaching as a ministry that helps prepare students for the mission field of corporate America and beyond.  Karen and her husband Wayne have a passion for strengthening marriages through workshops, seminars and couple coaching.



  • Ph.D., Northcentral University
  • M.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University
  • B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University



Before coming to LeTourneau, Karen taught at Stephen F. Austin State University for 10 years. She also has developed and written curriculum for children’s and women’s ministries as well as marriage workshops.


Research Interests

  • Faith Integration
  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Style and Personality Differences
  • Pedagogy for Improving the Classroom Experience