Thomas Jacobson

Tom Jacobson


Globalization and Development Communication, M&C and Media Studies and Production

Annenberg Hall, Room 322
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Tom is a Professor of Communication in the School’s Department of Media Studies and Production, and he currently serves as Director of the SMC interdepartmental Master of Science in Globalization and Development Communication. His principal research areas address development, political and community change, and public deliberation. He has been Associate Professor at SUNY-Buffalo, and Visiting Professor at Northwestern and Cornell universities. Jacobson is past President of the Participatory Communication Research Section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research IAMCR. He currently is Chair of IAMCR’s Scholarly Review Committee.


PhDCommunication TheoryUniversity of Washington
MAInternational CommunicationUniversity of Washington
BAPhilosophy of Social TheoryWestern Washington University