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Oklahoma State University

Bert Jacobson Appointed Associate Dean

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dr. Bert JacobsonDr. Bert Jacobson has been appointed the College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research, Engagement and Administration. Jacobson is the M.B. Seretean Endowed Professor and a Professor in Health and Human Performance. A member of the Oklahoma State University faculty since 1984, he was promoted to Regents Professor, the most prestigious rank that may be attained in recognition of scholarly accomplishments at OSU, in 2014.


Jacobson has more than 10 years of administrative experience in the College of Education. He served as the Head of the School of Educational Studies from 2001-2011 and from 2011-12 was the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Assessment.


Jacobson has a distinguished record of research and scholarship with more than 150 publications and an equal number of presentations on the regional, national and international levels. He has twice received the OSU Regents’ Distinguished Research Award first in 2005 and again in 2016, when he also was honored with the College of Education’s Research Excellence Award.  He is also a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and has managed grants and contracts worth over $3.4 million.  


Jacobson earned an Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in health and physical education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from OSU. He originally attended OSU on a football scholarship and served as the team’s captain his senior year.   

Jacobson takes over the administrative role for Juliana Utley, who had served as Interim Associate Dean for Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies. Utley returns to faculty full-time as the Morsani Endowed Chair in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.