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Jacob English

Director of National Scholarships and Fellowships

B.S., Exercise Science from Georgia State University
M.S., Sports Administration from Georgia State University


Jacob serves as the Director of National Scholarships and Fellowships in the Honors College. Additionally, he is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program at Georgia State University. His research interests include three distinct, yet unified areas of study including student success and high impact practices in higher education, diversity and inclusion, and collegiate student-athlete development. Jacob grounds his professional and academic work in the theories of Positive Psychology, Appreciative Education, and  Intersectionality. In his role in the Honors College, he advises students interested in applying for national awards like the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs). In the community, Jacob volunteers as a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and serves on the Vice Chair of the CUR Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Jacob received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and his master’s degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University. Fun fact: As an undergraduate, he participated on the Men’s Track and Field team and holds the school record in the long and triple jump.


English, J.A., & Wan, C. (in press). 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.