Steve G. Jacob, Ph.D.

Steve Jacob
Center for Community Engagement
Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement
Professor, Behavioral Sciences
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Meet Steve G. Jacob


  • B.S. Salisbury State University (1990)
  • M.S. Penn State University (1993)
  • Ph.D. Penn State University (1997)


  • Design and Evaluation of Social Program
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Theory and Policy for Human Service Professionals
  • Introduction to Sociology

Research Interests

  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Social Indicators


  • 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

Recent Publications

  • 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.