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gerontologist , playwright , sociologist , poet

Ruth Harriet Jacobs, American Poet, playwright, sociologist, gerontologist. National Institute of Mental Health grantee, 1972-1975; Faculty fellow National Science Foundation, 1977-1978; recipient Dewing Peace award, Pendle Hill, Walingford, Pennsylvania, 1993. Member New England Sociological Association (Vice-President 1976, Pioneer award 1993), Boston Society Gerontological Psychiatry.

Background

Jacobs, Ruth Harriet was born on November 15, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Samuel J. Miller and Jane G. (Miller).

Education

Bachelor of Science, Boston U, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1969.

Career

Reporter, feature writer Herald-Traveler, Boston, 1943-1949. Instructor Massachusetts Bay Community College, Northeastern University, 1961-1969. Professor sociology Boston University, 1969-1982.

Professor, chairman department sociology Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1982-1987. Research scholar Women's Center Wellesley College, since 1985. Professor human services Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, 1988—2007.

Lecturer Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts, 1989—2002, since 2004, instructor. lifetime learning, since 2006, Brandeis University, since 2000. Visiting professor College William and Mary, 1990. Visiting research scholar Five Colleges Women's Research Center Mount Holyoke College, 1992.

Speaker in field.

Works

Membership

Member New England Sociological Association (Vice-President 1976, Pioneer award 1993), Boston Society Gerontological Psychiatry.

Connections

Married Neal Jacobs, August 1948 (divorced). Children: Eliha, Edith.

father:
Samuel J. Miller Jacobs

mother:
Jane G. (Miller) Jacobs

spouse:
Neal Jacobs

children:
Eliha Jacobs

Edith Jacobs