University of Tennessee

Jackie Jacobs

Department: Full-Time MBA, Management and Entrepreneurship

Title: Distinguished Lecturer


1989 Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Psychology

1992 American University, M.A. Psychology

1997 University of Tennessee, Ph.D. I/O Psychology

419 Stokely Management Center

Jacquelyn Jacobs is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management, Course Coordinator, and Faculty Advisory for the Management Society at UT. She currently teaches in the UT Full-time MBA program, the HRM MS program and in the undergraduate business program. She served from 2011-2016 as the MGT 201 Course Administrator and is currently serving as the MGT 202 Course Coordinator. Recipient of the prestigious Haslam College of Business Allen H. Keally Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015 and the Richard Reizenstein Outstanding Commitment to Students Award in 2018, Jacobs has also been nominated for several other awards for outstanding performance in the classroom including the Tennessee Chancellor’s Excellence in Education Teaching Award and the Haslam Advisor of the Year Award for her work with the Management Society. Prior to returning to UT full-time in 2011, she served on the faculty of the Professional MBA program, was an invited speaker and consultant for the UT Institute for Public Service, and was an Adjunct Professor for the DeRoyal Industries /Lincoln Memorial University MBA program.

Jacobs received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from UT, her M.A. from American University, and her B.S. from Penn State. Her current research is focused on how organizational practices such as reward systems and performance measurement influence cooperative behavior and team effectiveness. Her research has appeared in several journals including Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Training Research Journal, and Leadership Quarterly, and she has co-authored four book chapters. She has presented 17 papers at professional conferences including the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Southern Management Association, American Psychological Association, and the Military Testing Association. As a doctoral student, Jacobs served as a Senior Research Associate on an Eastman Chemical/UT National Science Foundation Grant from 1995-1997. She also received a grant from the American Compensation Association for her research on team-based reward systems.

Jacobs has worked for the Tennessee Assessment Center, has consulted with a variety of organizations, and owned and operated an iSold It on eBay franchise from 2005-2010. She lives in Farragut with her husband Stan, Managing Director- Wealth Management, UBS, and has three boys, Ryan, Kyle and Connor.

In the Media