B.S., Exercise Science from Georgia State University
M.S., Sport Administration from Georgia State University
Ph.D., Educational Psychology from Georgia State University
Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching
Certificate in Quantitative Research in Education
Hailing from College Park, Ga., Jacob English serves as the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (OURF) and the associate director for Georgia State’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI).
In his role in the OURF, Dr. English leads the undergraduate research team to support students pursuing undergraduate research opportunities and national awards. His office provides coaching and mentorship to all Georgia State undergraduates and alumni for nationally competitive opportunities. Dr. English is committed to his students and their growth through the application process. Under his leadership in Fall 2019, Georgia State had its first Rhodes Scholarship finalist in history and, in Fall 2020, Georgia State had its first Marshall Scholar. As the associate director of AAMI, he creates and implements programming to uplift the Black male community. Also, Dr. English is an adjunct professor in the College of Education and Human Development, and in 2019, he received the Outstanding Teacher in Educational Psychology Award.
Dr. English has the rare honor to call himself a “Triple Panther,” because he received three degrees from Georgia State University (B.S., Exercise Science, M.S., Sport Administration, Ph.D., Educational Psychology). Dr. English is a diversity, equity, and inclusion scholar. Broadly, taking an anti-deficit approach, his research focuses on identifying barriers to education for currently underrepresented groups in higher education, with a specific interest in Black males, the LGBT+ community and student-athletes.
Dr. English is active in his field. He serves on the Executive Board of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors, serves as a primary investigator for Georgia State’s IDEAS Grant and co-chairs the Honors College Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and potential collaborators, please use the link below if you want to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. English.
English, J. A., & Kruger, A. C. (2020). I am not only a Student-Athlete: Investigating Social Identity Complexity as a Stereotype Threat Mitigation Strategy to Reduce Barriers to Academic Engagements. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Fall 2020 Special Issue, 29-55.
English, J.A., & Wan, C. (2018). Undergraduate research and student success: A model for cultural competency as a mediator. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.
English, J. A. (2016). A digital literacy initiative in Honors: Perceptions of students and instructors about its impact on learning and pedagogy. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 17(2), 125-156.
English, J.A., & Kruger, A.C. (2016). Appreciative advising: Six phases to mitigate stereotype threat among student-athletes. Journal of Appreciative Education, 3(1), 18-29.