Jacobs, James F. (1915-2000)

Jacobs, James F. (1915-2000)

Date Updated



English and Counseling

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Duke University

Gonzaga University (taught in Sign‑Language)

Santa Clara University

University of Wisconsin

Stanford University

Teaching Experience

Senior Center, Mtn. View, 1991-1993

San Jose State University, 1947-1981

U.S. Army Air Corps at Mt. Um &Um, 1976-1978

IBM at San Jose Center, 1974-1976

Adult Night School, 1950-1970

U.S. Army Med. Corps, 1942-1946

St. Ignatius High School, 1940-1942

Administrative and Professional Experience

Tour Leader and Travel Guide for three leading travel companies in Santa Clara County. Counseling at El Retiro Retreat (run by Jesuits), 1983‑1985).

Selected Publications


Personal Commentary

I enjoyed every minute of my teaching and counseling experience.

After I retired, I went overseas to Saipan and Palau and taught American English to native teachers‑‑Chimonos and Caralineans (1983‑1986).

I led trips for SONS IN RETIREMENT over much of the world from 1986 to 1993.

Date Completed: 10/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Jacobs, James F. (1915-2000)