Dr. Jacobson taught O&M in Atlanta, GA, and Albany, NY, and joined the UALR faculty in 1978. He currently is professor of rehabilitation education, and has been the coordinator of the Orientation and Mobility program since 1981. Dr. Jacobson has a B.S.Ed. (English, English education and teaching students with impaired vision) from The Ohio State University, a M.Ed. in peripatology (orientation and mobility) from Boston College, and a Ed.D. in education (special education and public administration) from The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Dr. Jacobson has written numerous articles, book chapters and is the author of the second edition of The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Persons with Visual Impairments (2013, NY: AFB Press). Dr. Jacobson has served as chair, the Orientation and Mobility Division of The Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and has consulted on O&M and Low Vision throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Peoples Republic of China, Guam, Norway, South Africa, France, and Sweden, among other countries. Dr. Jacobson teaches the core O&M courses as well as RHBL 7315 The Medical Aspects of Blindness and Associated Disabilities.