Appointed Member of the Socio-Economic Panel (SEP), Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council 4/15/2009
Elected as a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology 1/21/2010
Fellow of the Houston Advanced Research Center 8/12/2010
Winter Commencement Faculty Speaker, York College of Pennsylvania 12/22/2009
Rural Sociological Society, Early Career Award 7/1/1999
Steve Jacob, Priscilla Weeks, Benjamin G. Blount, and Michael Jepson. (2010) “Exploring fishing dependence in gulf coast communities.” Marine Policy, 34(6):1307–1314.
Steve Jacob and Michael Jepson (2009) “Creating a Community Context for the Fishery Stock Sustainability Index" Fisheries. 33(5):228-231.
Michael Jepson and Steve Jacob. (2007) “Social Indicators and Measurements of Vulnerability for Gulf Coast Fishing Communities.” In Anthropology and Fisheries Management in the United States: Methodology for Research (Palma Ingles and Jennifer Sepez, Volume Editors). National Association for the Practice of Anthropology Bulletin. Sep 2007, Vol. 28, No. 1: 57-68.