Jacquelyn Jacobs

Jacquelyn Jacobs

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Assistant Professor
College Curriculum Committee



BS, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (USA)
MS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (USA)
PhD, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON (Canada)
Postdoctoral Research, USDA/ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (USA)


My research program is focused on companion animal behavior and welfare, with a particular interest in topics related to the human-animal bond, shelter animal welfare, and the effect of age-related disease on cognitive ability. I am also interested in education research, specifically exploring methods for improved knowledge transfer and techniques that improve student learning and engagement in large class sizes.

I am a member of the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group in the Department of Animal Science.


ANS 282 – Companion Animal Biology and Management

ANS 200 E – Animal Welfare Assessment

ANS 300 E – Animal Welfare Judging

ANS 482 – Advanced Companion Animal Management (starting Spring 2021)

ANS 493 – Internship coordinator