Sharon A. Jacobson , EDD

(585) 395-5700
Office: Liberal Arts 125


Dr. Jacobson has served as an adjunct in Women and Gender studies since September 1997. Her work has challenged the a priori assumption that leisure is inherently a context for postitive messages about one’s self. Over time, her areas of interest have shifted significantly. Currently, her reading and writing is focused on three areas:

  1. Mind, body, and spirit connection
  2. Post structural feminist pedagogies
  3. Ecofeminism


  • M.Div. Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, 2005
  • Ed. D., Leisure Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 1996
  • Certificate, Gerontology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1996
  • M.A., Therapeutic Recreation, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 1991
  • B.A., Theatre/Business Administration, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, 1985

Courses Taught

On a regular basis:

  • Gender, Race, and Class
  • Sex and Culture

In the past, has also taught:

  • Into to Women’s Studies
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Feminist Theory

Currently, Dr. Jacobson is working on proposals for three new courses:

  • Intro to Men’s Studies
  • Masculinity, Femininity, Religion, and Spirituality
  • Ecofeminism and Organized Culture

Research Interests

  • Post-Structural feminist approaches to teachings
  • Relationship between leisure and membership in disempowered populations
  • Working as a spiritual companion
  • Freelance writing on the mind, body, spirit connection