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classics educator

Howard Jacobson, American classics educator. National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1971-1972, 89; associate Center for Advanced Study, University Illinois, 1983-1984, spring 1994. Member American Philological Association (Charles J. Goodwin Merit award 1985), Corresponding associate Forum on Israel Studies City University of New York; Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Jacobson, Howard was born on August 21, 1940 in Bronx, New York, United States. Son of David and Jeannette (Signer) Jacobson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1967;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1963.

Career

Instructor Greek and Latin, Columbia University, 1966-1968;assistant professor classics, University of Illinois, 1968-1973;associate professor, University of Illinois, 1973-1980;professor, University of Illinois, since 1980;Lady Davis visiting professor, Hebrew U., Jerusalem, winter 1983. Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993-1994.

Membership

Member American Philological Association (Charles J. Goodwin Merit award 1985), Corresponding associate Forum on Israel Studies City University of New York. Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Elaine Z. Finkelstein, June 10, 1965. Children: Michael Noam, Daniel Benjamin, Joel Avram, David Moses.

father:
David Jacobson

mother:
Jeannette (Signer) Jacobson

spouse:
Elaine Z. Finkelstein

children:
Michael Noam Jacobson

Daniel Benjamin Jacobson

Joel Avram Jacobson

David Moses Jacobson