Jacobson, Albert H., Jr. (1917-2004)

Jacobson, Albert H., Jr. (1917-2004)

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Industrial & Systems Engineering; Co Founder & Coordinator, Cybernetic Systems Graduate Program

Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Stanford Univ., Ind. Engineering & Business, NSF Fellow, 1976 Ph.D.

Univ. of Rochester, Applied Physics, 1954 M.S.

MIT, Sloan Fellowship for Exec. Dev., 1952 S.M.

Yale (Industrial Engineering & Administration), 1939 BS (Honors)

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1962-1988

Penn State University, 1959-1961 (Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Dean College of Engineering & Architecture)

Administrative and Professional Experience

Yale Univ., Personnel Assistant (1939‑40).

RCA, Industrial Engineer (1940‑43).

U.S. Naval Officer on Radio Proximity Fuze Project (1943‑46).

U.S. Navy Chief Engr. & Director Quality Control on Proximity Fuze Project (1945­57).

Staff Engineer, Eastman Kodak, Space Satellite Program (1957‑59).

Executive V.P. to Pres., Knapic Electro‑Physics Co. (1961‑62).

Three summers at Lockheed (Space Satellite Prog.).

Consultant at Motorola, 20th Century Fox, ALCAN‑Aluminum Corp., Northern Telecom, Banner Container, Science Management Corp., Santa Fe Railroad.

Selected Publications

Military and Civilian Personnel in Naval Administration.

Railroad Consolidations and Transportation Policy.

Engineering Education in Pennsylvania.

Engineers as Entrepreneurs.

Determining the Emissivity of Certain Glasses in the NEAR Infrared Region, and others.

Personal Commentary

Listed in Who's Who in California, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Industry and Finance, Who's Who in America.

Member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.

Chairman of Personnel Commission, City of Mountain View.

Boy Scouts Committeeman, Scoutmaster, Member Stanford Council, Eagle Scout, Award of Merit from Stanford Council.

Lt. Cdr., USNR, Commendation letter from Adm. Monroe Kelley.

Member, South Bay Community Orchestra.

Date Completed: 7/96

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.


Jacobson, Albert H., Jr. (1917-2004)