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Wade C Jacobsen Ph.D.

Wade C Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220H Lefrak
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-4730


  1. Ph.D., Sociology and Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  2. M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2011
  3. B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2009


Wade Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In his research, he examines the effects of punishment, such as incarceration and school discipline, on behavioral outcomes across the life course. He is particularly interested in the consequences of punishment for individual social networks, including friendship and family networks, and in the role of social networks in the association between punishment and subsequent behavior.