As a member of ASEE since 1994, Alan Jacobs has served the Society in numerous leadership roles.
He founded the ASEE Corporate Member Council (CMC) Special Interest Group (SIG) on International Engineering Education and is currently Co-Chair of that SIG.
He is presently in his second term on both the ASEE CMC Executive Committee and the ASEE Projects Board.
He also serves on the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education Advisory Board and was a contributor to ASEE's "Advancing the Scholarship of Engineering Education: A Year of Dialogue.
was previously a member of the ASEE International Strategic Planning Task Force
, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
(IFEES) Executive Committee, and General Motors' Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education Core Team.
has spent his
professional career committed to helping colleges and universities gain enhanced access to teaching tools and advancing the learning opportunities available to their students.
By managing and growing innovative education initiatives for technology companies, he
has provided programs and resources to assist institutions of higher learning in preparing their students for academic and career success.
Currently, as Director of U.S. Academic Relations for Quanser, Jacobs is responsible for leading and managing Quanser's commitment to inspiring and preparing the next generation of engineers to successfully compete in today's global workplace.
Prior to Quanser, he was Senior Manager of Global Education for Autodesk, where he developed and managed Autodesk's Global Strategic University Program, leading a team to improve colleges' and universities' access to and adoption of Autodesk's 3-D solutions.
Jacobs previously served as Senior Manager at Avid Technology, Worldwide Education, where he had overall responsibility for creating and directing the implementation and optimization of programs and strategies to enhance schools' use of Avid's products globally.
While at Avid, he was an Advisory Board member of the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), and College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI).
Earlier, he was Director of Worldwide Education for Bentley Systems, Inc. and Executive Editor in Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.'s Educational Software division.
Jacobs holds a Masters of Education and a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts and has had special training as a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and in Mediation.