Prof. Stephen L. Jacobson is a University at Buffalo (UB) Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at UB – State University of New York. He has also served as the GSE’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) and Coordinator of ELP’s Educational Administration programs.
His research interests include the reform of school leadership preparation and practice, and successful leadership in high poverty schools across international contexts, as well as teacher compensation and labor market behavior in the United States. He has authored or co-authored six books, almost 40 book chapters and over 40 articles in peer refereed journals. His current research examines early childhood education in New Zealand and secondary education in Belize. His work on school leadership has an international following and, in addition to his numerous publications, he has given invited presentations in countries around the world including: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.
He is a past President of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). Currently he is the founding and senior editor of the international journal Leadership and Policy in Schools, lead editor of the Springer book series, Policy Implications of Research in Education, and UCEA Associate Director for International Initiatives.