- Associate Professor of Practice, Industrial Design
- Master of Industrial Design, Iowa State University, 2021
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 2009
Plastics Technology & Engineering, AIM Institute, 2017
Multimedia & Film Production, PCC, 2011
Research and Teaching
Jacob’s research interests include: Human Centered Transportation Design, AI Infused Design, Sound Design, and Metaverse Education Environments. He teaches within the department of Industrial Design, including Sophomore Studios(core skills), Senior Studio(advanced skills), and Activity Centered Design lecture course.
Examining Human Centered Design for Automotive Design, emphasizing electrification and de-featurization of automobiles to allow equitable access to clean transportation. Sound Design to improve safety and User Experience in transportation. Digital environment design and interaction to for inclusive access to secondary education. Creatively advancing film and story telling techniques in a positive and facilitating method to enhance the Industrial Design process.
Industrial Design Brand Ambassadors
Jacob leads the Industrial Design Brand Ambassadors efforts. The Brand Ambassadors communicate with schools, teachers, counselors, and go to events promoting and educating people about the opportunities within Industrial Design. The group also leads the departments marketing and social media efforts.