Faculty & Staff Directory

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Education Faculty & Staff Directory

First Name

Last Name

Portrait of Alex Jacobsson


  • Assistant Director

Office Address
405C DeVos

Office Phone

  • Office of Certification and Accreditation


Alex Jacobsson has worked in higher education since 2005 and currently serves as the Assistant Director in the Office of Certification and Accreditation. He joined GVSU in 2011 to serve on the college's Accreditation and Assessment team.  Alex manages the Education Programs websites and many of the documents/forms for the undergraduate teacher preparation program. He also meets with current and prospective students to explore the options and steps for teacher education programs.

Alex's passion for working with people through face-to-face communication inspired him to complete the Masters of Science (M.S.) in Communication program at GVSU. Although his work is focused on supporting students and providing information on GVSU's Teacher Education Programs, his expertise in communication and media fits into his daily responsibilities.

  • M.S., Grand Valley State University
  • B.A., Aquinas College

Academic & Professional Activities
  • Inclusion Advocate for Grand Valley State University. Advocate since February 2017.
  • GVSU AP Awards Subcommittee member July 2020- May 2023.
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (ΦΚΦ). Member since March 2018.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ). Member since December 2015.
  • Lambda Iota Tau (ΛΙΤ). Member since October 2008.

Scholarly Interests & Research
  • Communication Systems
  • Online Accessibility
  • Graphic Design
  • Performing Arts and Public Speaking


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