Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Gloria Jacobs’ formal training is in teaching and curriculum where she has served in various roles over her 20+ year career. Dr. Jacobs served as a teacher educator at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. She then moved to research positions related to adult digital literacy acquisition at Portland State University and the University of Arizon. At Walden University, she teaches the writing the prospectus and doctoral intensive courses. Dr. Jacobs has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committees.
Dr. Jacobs’ current research interests focus on digital literacy acquisition among marginalized adults. She has presented at numerous conferences including the American Educational Research Association and the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Jacobs has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters as well as 2 books on the implications of digital literacy acquisition and using technology for writing instruction.