TAA member Laura Jacobi is an Assistant Professor & Basic Course Director in Communication Studies Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and an academic author in the curriculum & instruction discipline.
She most recently published "The structure of discussions in an online communication course: What do students find most effective?" in The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 14(1) (2017) and is working on a publication coming out in July 2018 titled, "What motivates students in the online communication classroom? An exploration of Self-Determination Theory" to be published in Journal of Educators Online, 15(2). In addition to two publications coming out--one in March and one in July 2018, she has a book chapter in press, and published three other articles in scholarly journals in the last two years. Prior to the fall of 2015, she was working as teaching faculty and not actively conducting research.