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Robert Jacobsen


Postdoctoral Scholar for Developing Future Faculty

Robert Jacobsen, Ph.D. serves as the Postdoctoral Scholar for Developing Future Faculty and is a member of the UT CIRTL team.  In his role, he co-teaches the UT CIRTL course Facilitate Undergraduate Evidence-based Learning (FUEL) and collaborates on professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

Jacobsen earned both a doctorate degree and a Master of Science degree in Geology from UT.  His specialization is in the geology of Mars. He has received associate-level training in CIRTL and level 1 training in Collaborative Communication, a process that facilitates dialogue through humble inquiry, active listening, and collective generation of emerging ideas. In addition to his work for TLI, Jacobsen serves as the Assistant Director of the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium, which is run by the UT Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.  At the Space Grant Consortium, Jacobsen manages several outreach programs focusing on undergraduate research, experiential learning in engineering, and K-12 science education.

Contact: rjacobse@vols.utk.edu | 865-974-9541