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Philosophy educator

Jo Ellen Jacobs, American philosophy educator. Grantee Decatur Area Arts Council, 1989, Illinois Humanities Council, 1989, faculty development grantee Millikin University, 1990; philosophy delegate to China for Citizen Ambassador Program, 1993.

Background

Jacobs, Jo Ellen was born on November 21, 1952 in Flora, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Gene Stanley and Patricia Ann (Staser) Workman.

Education

Student, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1973. Bachelor, Eastern Illinois University, 1973. Master of Arts, Boston College, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1977.

Career

Assistant professor, Eastern Illinois U., Charleston, 1977-1978;assistant to vice president academic affairs, Eastern Illinois U., Charleston, 1980-1981;assistant professor, Millikin U., Charleston, 1981-1987;associate professor, Millikin U., Charleston, 1987-1993;professor, Millikin U., Charleston, since 1993;Griswold distinguished professor philosophy, Millikin U., Charleston, 1990-1992, 95-97;chair philosophy department, Millikin U., Charleston, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board directors Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Charleston, 1982-1996. Member American Association of University Women (corporation representative), League of Women Voters, American Society Aesthetics, Society Advancement American Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, gardening, reading, playing piano.

Connections

Married Gary William Jacobs, June 7, 1975. Children: Megan Elizabeth, Emily Christine.

father:
Gene Stanley Workman

mother:
Patricia Ann (Staser) Workman

spouse:
Gary William Jacobs

children:
Megan Elizabeth Jacobs

Emily Christine Jacobs