Faculty & Staff


Dariel A. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Professional Studies, Department of Education, Graduate Program


  • Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Concentration: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, with a focus on Holistic and Aesthetic Education
  • M.A., University of Calgary, Concentration: Drama/Theatre Arts Education
  • B.Ed., University of Calgary, Secondary Education
  • Diploma in Education: University of Manitoba, Primary Education
  • B.A., Washington State University, Recreation Programming

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum
  • Educational Teaching Methods
  • Learning Theory
  • Spirituality in Education
  • Contemplative Educational Practices (journal writing, meditation, reflection)
  • Educational Drama
  • English, Language Arts
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Physical Education
  • Trends in Education
  • Research Methods.

Professional affiliations

  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • International Reading Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Ohio Association of Teacher Educators
    • Elected to the Executive Board
  • Canadian Society for Studies in Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Alliance for Theatre and Education

Recent presentations

  • Jacobs, D., (2010) Hungarian sojourn: a “cool medium” trip, Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Jacobs, D., (2009) A Gregarious Curriculum Frame: “cool media,” educational drama and brain-based learning, Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, The 30th Conference, Curriculum in Motion: a moment of celebration, critique and contemplation, Bergamo Conference Center, Beavercreek, OH
  • Jacobs, D. Roadruck, K. & Schultz, C. (2009) Through the Looking Glass. . . Did the Lights Go On, Association of Teacher Educators, round table discussion, Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
  • Jacobs, D., (2007) Integrating Pedagogical Strategies in the Arts Through Inquiry Based Performance, Provoking Curriculum Conference, 3rd Annual Conference, Banff, AB, Canada

Service to community

  • 2009: Hosted Dr. Irena Golubeva, Director of International Affairs, The University of Pannon, Veszprem, Hungary for the purposes of forming and initiating a working agreement between Lourdes College and Pannon University, Veszprem, Hungary, partnership pending
  • 2009: Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development and Sister Cities International, hosted two boys from Hungary for six weeks.
  • 2008: Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development, created, implemented and evaluated, three separate, one-week long English and American Culture workshops in three different cities in Hungary

Personal Interests

  • Cultures of the world
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Gardening
  • Bicycle riding.


Dariel Jacobs, Ph.D.
Office: ASI 282
Phone: 419-824-3735