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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 and a faculty associate at the Maryland Population Research Center. His research investigates the roles of schools and the criminal justice system in shaping child wellbeing and inequality. He earned a PhD from the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Penn State University and MS degree from the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He also spent two years as a Research Specialist in the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.