College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Jacobsen is a core faculty member in Walden’s social work programs. For over 14 years, she has practiced clinical social work with an emphasis on crisis intervention and trauma-informed care. Taking a feminist multicultural approach to therapy, Dr. Jacobsen has applied her experience to a wide range of issues among diverse populations in community mental health, managed behavioral health, employee assistance plans, and college counseling. They have taught since 2009. Dr. Jacobsen's scholarship has focused on intersecting identities, specifically related to sexuality, gender, and spirituality. As a feminist qualitative research methodologist, their research interests include women and LGBTQ+ populations. Recent research and publications/presentations have focused on teaching diversity and difference in the social work classroom. They are currently working on their MS in Instructional Design and Technology.