Jacob is a teacher and mentor in our English and History departments. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Philosophy from Colorado College with a focus on nineteenth and twentieth century European history. His undergraduate thesis examined memory, morality, and nationalism in twentieth century fin de siècle Germany through the strange and exciting figure of Wilhelm Voigt—a conman who impersonated a Prussian officer to successfully steal money from the Köpenick treasury. For his work he was awarded the William R. Hochman award for distinguished student writing and research in history from his institution.
Throughout his academic career Jacob has tutored other students in a variety of different subjects as well as teaching students in summer school with Camp EDMO.
Fun Facts and Hobbies
- Once caught two and a half fish, but now struggles to control a fly.
- Plays a number of musical instruments and has performed with Mic Gillette (of Tower of Power).
- Makes stained glass in his spare time.