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Susan R. Jacob, PhD, RN

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Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Interim BSN Program Director
920 Madison, #1057
Memphis, TN 38163

Curriculum Vitae

Susan R. Jacob received her BSN from West Virginia University, a Master of Science degree in Community Health Nursing from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Jacob has been a nursing educator for over thirty years, serving as a tenured Professor on the faculties of the University of Memphis and Union University where she also served as Dean of the School of Nursing prior to serving as the Executive Associate Dean (2003-2011) and Interim Dean (2011-2012) in the UTHSC College of Nursing. Dr. Jacob retired from UTHSC in 2012 as Professor Emeritus in the College of Nursing and returned in November 2015 to assume the position of Professor and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs until June 30, 2016. In September 2016 Dr. Jacob assumed the role of Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Dr. Jacob has extensive experience in the area of curriculum development and teaching/learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She serves as an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and a curriculum/accreditation consultant for colleges of nursing. She is co-author/co-editor with Barbara Cherry of Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management, Elsevier's leading Nursing Issues textbook in its 7th edition, and the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles. She served as lead editor for the 2014 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Curriculum.

Dr. Jacob serves as a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Health Behavior and the Journal of Religion and Health. Her research interests include grief, bereavement, and aging. Dr. Jacob has had local and national funding for her research focused on grief and bereavement, grief support groups, gerontology, and innovative models of home healthcare delivery. Her community outreach activities include facilitating grief support groups and mentoring vulnerable Moms through One by One Ministries. Dr. Jacob serves as Chair of FACES (Family Advocate Center for Empowerment) and the Methodist Alliance Professional Advisory Committee. She is frequently a speaker on end of life issues and faith community nursing.

Dr. Jacob is currently a member of the Beta Theta Chapter at Large and the Nu Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the American Nurses Association, the Tennessee Nurses Association, and the Tennessee Action Coalition. She has served as the Education Consultant for faith community nursing with the Westberg Institute for Faith Community Nursing at the Church Health Center since 2012.

Last Published: Sep 11, 2017