Erik Jacobson

Erik Jacobson headshot

Program of Specialty

  • Literacy

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Adult literacy
  • Technology and literacy
  • Critical literacy
  • Cross-cultural studies of literacy (especially Japan)
  • Reading comprehension 

Professional Association Memberships

  • The Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)
  • New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL)
  • Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD)
  • Women Empowered through Education and Action Resource Network (WE LEARN)

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Journal of Adult Basic Education and Literacy

Leadership positions in professional organizations

  • Board - New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning
  • Organizer - Adult Literacy Study Group, Literacy Research Association

Work with schools and Other Agencies

  • Project Coordinator - Write on Sports, a summer camp and afterschool program that teaches sports writing to middle school students. We work with school systems in Clifton, Hawthorne, Newark, and West Orange.